To Carnegie Mellon from I-79 South
From I-79, exit onto 279 East (the Parkway). Do not take any
exit from the Parkway until AFTER you pass through the Fort Pitt
Tunnel. You are nearing the tunnel and city when you pass the
Greentree Exit and go down a long grade. As you approach the tunnel,
take the middle or left-hand lanes to enter.
As you leave the tunnel, take a second to admire our city's
front door! Follow across the Fort Pitt Bridge, and take the
sharp right exit ramp at the end of the bridge, (onto I-376
eastbound). CAUTION!!! This ramp and the following merge lanes
can be DANGEROUS!!!
Stay in the right lane on 376 and take Oakland Exit 5 which
becomes Forbes Avenue. At end of ramp, merge onto Forbes, which
is one way.
Past the Oakland business district is the University of Pittsburgh's
Cathedral of Learning tower located at Bigelow Boulevard. Just
beyond it is Bellefield Avenue where Forbes becomes a two-way
Continue in right lanes of Forbes Avenue past University of
Pittsburgh tower. Forbes switches to two way traffic at Bellefield
Avenue so stay in the right-hand lane following straight ahead
on Forbes. (CAUTION!!! left-hand lanes head into oncoming traffic).
Pass Carnegie Museum and traffic light on Craig Street. Cross
bridge. Pass next traffic light at Morewood.
Turn right into the driveway entrance to the campus parking
If you have no visitor's permit, there is meter parking available
in the garage and on various sites around campus. After 4pm,
parking EVERYWHERE on campus, including the garage, is FREE.
(Before 4pm, stay out of the Permit Parking lots.)