Brace for street closings as students return to Pitt, CMU and Carlow

The Oakland Transportation Management Association last week released a roundup of the move-in dates and accompanying street closures for all of Pittsburgh’s colleges.

Here’s what to look out for in the Oakland area:

University of Pittsburgh

Pitt students begin to move-in Aug. 18, continuing through Aug. 26. Classes begin Aug. 27.

Several streets will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 18-26:

  • University Place – Closed between Fifth Avenue and O’Hara Street

  • North Bouquet Street – Closed between Fifth and O’Hara

  • Thackeray Street – Closed between Fifth and O’Hara

  • Lothrop Street – Closed between Fifth and Victoria Street

  • Upper University Drive – Already closed due to construction between Allequippa Street and University Drive C

Over 250 parking meters also will be bagged from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 18-26 and reserved for University use.

On Aug. 26, Schenley Drive closes for Pitt’s Welcome Back Bash. All other street closures and parking meter restrictions will end at 7 p.m. Aug. 26.

Carnegie Mellon University

New students move-in on Aug. 21. The following street closures will be in place:

  • Morewood Avenue between Forbes and Fifth

  • Margaret Morrison Street on campus

  • Tech Street on campus

CMU returning students begin to move-in Aug. 25. Classes begin Aug. 30. Streets that were closed on Aug. 21 will be open to traffic, but congestion is expected throughout the area.

Carlow University

Move-in begins for Aug. 16-17. No road closures are being put in place around the campus and peak impacts are anticipated today and tomorrow and again this weekend, Aug. 21-22. Classes begin Aug. 23.