PITTSBURGH, PA (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - Pittsburgh's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is going to temporarily close several roads along the parade route.
The closures will begin at 7:30 a.m. and run through approximately 1:00 p.m.
The parade will start forming on Liberty Avenue between 11th and 26th Streets in the Strip District.
The parade will go down Liberty Avenue to Grant Street, follow Grant Street to the Boulevard of the Allies, make a right on the Boulevard and continue down to Stanwix Street where the parade ends.
The parade will also detour nearly 50 Port Authority bus routes.
Buses that operate on the Boulevard of the Allies (Routes 56, 57, 58 and 67) will begin detouring at 7 a.m. Buses that operate in the Strip District (Routes 54, 86, 87, 88 and 91) will start detouring at 7:30 a.m.
All other bus routes will begin detouring around 9:00 a.m. and are expected to start resuming regular service shortly after the streets are reopened after the parade. A complete list of bus routes affected can be found at the Port Authority's website: www.portauthority.org. Riders should anticipate delays on all bus routes that operate downtown.
A free rail shuttle between Steel Plaza and Penn Station on the East Busway will run from about 8 a.m. until streets are reopened. Additional light rail service will be available throughout the day on Saturday.
Shuttle buses will be operating between Grandview Avenue and Station Square due to the closure of the Mon Incline.