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Driving Directions

  • 2017 Information

    The Pittsburgh Pirates would like to make fans aware of several PennDOT traffic projects and lane closures around the greater Pittsburgh area that may affect travel to and from PNC Park on some game days. Pirates fans affected are advised to allow for additional time when coming to and leaving PNC Park.

    Around the North Shore, fans will notice the 279 North (Parkway North) High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes will be closed thru August.

    PennDOT reports single-lane restrictions will occur in each direction on I-279 in various locations between the Fort Duquesne Bridge and the Camp Horne Road (Exit 8) interchange this week. Lane restrictions are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Sunday, April 10-16.

    The I-279 Parkway North Improvement Project includes concrete patching and overlay, ramp repairs, lighting improvements, HOV repairs, and more, from the North Side to the Camp Horne Road exit.

    In addition, 65 North will continue to be open to one lane from the North Side's Chateau Street ramp to the McKees Rocks Bridge.

    TRAFFIC TIPS

    • Commuters and fans who can are encouraged to ride public transit on game days.
    • The Pirates strongly encourage fans, especially families, to arrive as early as possible or find alternate parking in the Golden Triangle in one of the seven Pittsburgh Parking Authority Garages for $5.00 and take advantage of the free "T" service or enjoy the walk across the Clemente Bridge.
    • FREE "T" SERVICE is offered by the Port Authority from four Golden Triangle stations, as well as the Allegheny Station outside of Heinz Field, to the North Side Station just outside of PNC Park's Peoples Home Plate Gate.
    • Alternate traffic routes to North I-279 from the North Shore are available via North Avenue or Madison Avenue.
    • Each game day, once the Clemente Bridge is open to vehicular traffic (25-40 minutes following the final out, depending on attendance), Federal Street to Fort Duquesne Boulevard will be an available alternate route exiting the North Shore.
    • The Pirates strongly encourage all fans to download the iPhone "ParkPGH" app or visit m.parkpgh.org on mobile to check for downtown parking space availability throughout the season.
    • To help keep motorists informed as work progresses, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for I-279 Parkway North traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to stcowan@pa.gov. Please write "Subscribe - Parkway North" in the subject line.
  • From the North

    From the NORTH - Please use NORTH SHORE PARKING for easiest access/exit
    Via I-279 South (suggested route for guests from Beaver and Butler Counties)
    Exit 2B to the Allegheny Center garage or the North Shore garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to I-279 via the HOV at Lacock and Anderson Streets.
    Exit 1B to Red 5 Garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to NORTH I-279 via 4th floor speed ramp to HOV.
    Exit 1B to Red Lots 7A, 7B, 7C or 7D. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to I-279 by taking Merchant St., Arch St. and North Ave. to the I-279 entrance ramp at Madison Ave.
    Via Rte. 28 South (to North Shore Parking)
    Exit at East Ohio St. Exit to Allegheny Center garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Rte. 28 via East Ohio St.
    Exit at Lacock St. Exit to Blue 10 (North Shore) garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Rte. 28 via Lacock St.
    Via Rte. 65 South
    North Shore ramp to Gold Lots 1 or 2. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Rte. 65 via local streets to the ramp from Western Ave.
    On weekends, exit Gold Lot 1 via Reedsdale underpass.
  • From the South and West

    From the SOUTH & WEST - Please use DOWNTOWN PARKING for easiest access/exit
    Via I-376 and Rte. 19 North through the Ft. Pitt Tunnels/Bridge
    Exit 70A to the Blvd. of the Allies, then to the B&B (Westinghouse) garage, the Wood St. and Blvd. of the Allies garage, or the Third Ave. garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Ft. Pitt Bridge/Tunnel via ramp from Stanwix Street.
    Exit 71A to Grant St. and to the First Side garage*, or the Oliver or Mellon Square garages. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Ft. Pitt Bridge/Tunnel via ramp from Grant Street.
    Via Rte. 51 North to Liberty Tunnels/Bridge to 6th Avenue
    Forbes St. and Ross St. to the First Side garage.* AFTER THE GAME, proceed to the Liberty Bridge/Tunnels to Rte. 51 via Ross St. and Forbes St.
    6th Ave. to the Mellon Square garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to the Liberty Bridge/Tunnels to Rte. 51 via Sixth Avenue.

    *The First Side garage connects to/from First Avenue "T" Station. You can ride for free to the Wood St. Station and enjoy the walk across the Clemente Bridge to the ballpark.

  • From the East

    From the EAST
    Via I-376 West to DOWNTOWN PARKING
    Exit 72B to Crosstown Blvd. (I-579) Exit to 7th Ave. and to the Smithfield St. and Liberty Ave. garage, or the Ninth St. and Penn Ave. garage. AFTER THE GAME, exit via 7th Ave. to the Blvd. of the Allies ramp to I-376.
    Exit 71B to the First Side garage**
    Exit 71A to the First Side garage**, the Wood St. and the Blvd. of the Allies garage, the Third Ave. garage, or the B&B (Westinghouse) garage. AFTER THE GAME, exit via the Blvd. of the Allies ramp to I-376.
    Via Rte. 28 South to NORTH SHORE PARKING
    Exit at East Ohio St. to Allegheny Center garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Rte. 28 via East Ohio Street.
    Exit at Lacock St. Exit to North Shore garage. AFTER THE GAME, proceed to Rte. 28 via Lacock Street.

    **The First Side garage connects to/from First Avenue "T" Station. You can ride for free to the Wood St. Station and enjoy the walk across the Clemente Bridge to the ballpark. AFTER THE GAME, avoid Downtown traffic and take Second Ave. Eastbound to enter I-376 at Bates St.

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