by Lauren Daley
The Port Authority has announced detours and temporary stop changes for approximately 45 routes serving Downtown and the Strip District on Saturday for the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The full list of temporary route and stop changes can be found here.
Here's a quick snapshot of the changes from the authority:
— Routes serving the Strip District will be detoured as early as 7:30 a.m., with other detours around 9 a.m. Regular stops and routing should be restored around 2:30 p.m.
— During the parade, South Side/South Hills bus routes will terminate at Station Square, where riders can catch the T for free into downtown. Second Avenue bus service will terminate at First Avenue T Station and Oakland/Hill District/Penn Hills routes will terminate near Steel Plaza T Station. All T rides within Downtown are free.
— The 28X Airport Flyer will not serve Downtown during the parade. Riders may take the T to Station Square to catch the detoured 28X. P1 East Busway-All Stops riders must pick up their route at Penn Station during the parade.
For more info, visit the Port Authority's website, or call Customer Service at 412-442-2000 or the TTY number, 412-231-7007.
And if you're driving into the area, or planning to hit the South Side for festivities, the city will open one of its parking lots for free, in addition to running a free shuttle from noon to 4 a.m. More details can be found here.