All hell is going to break loose.

Mark my words.

Motorists should expect major delays on the Parkway East this weekend.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will announce tomorrow that it is closing all outbound lanes of the heavily traveled highway Friday through Sunday for continuing reconstruction between Bates Street and Edgewood-Swissvale.

At a press conference tomorrow, PennDOT will announce a suggested detour around the Parkway work.

I sure hope that detour involves readily available personal jet packs because THAT is the only way I can see anyone getting anywhere through Squirrel Hill and Oakland this weekend.


  1. returningBurgher
    June 5, 2007 7:15 pm

    oh. shit. have they lost their minds? evidently the people that choose how to “fix” the roads live in philadelphia, and basically are trapping anyone who goes into the city. there’s no other way out. over the hill???? hah. nary a suburbanite can truly accomplish such a feat.

  2. Jim
    June 6, 2007 5:58 am

    Give PennDOT some credit, PittGirl. At least this time around, we have three days to panic instead of the customary “oh-crap-it’s-happening-tomorrow.”

  3. bucdaddy
    June 6, 2007 10:02 am

    Two words: yellow belt!