Construction Junction - Building Material Reuse

Construction Junction promotes conservation through the reuse of building materials.
Pittsburgh’s first non-profit building material reuse retailer.

HAVE FUN, BE SAFE!

2015 Safe Travel Sponsor

Kelly Insurance Group, Inc.
 

For the safest Big Pour experience—let someone else do the driving!

We're always looking for ways to enhance your experience and safety.  In 2015 we want to make it EASY to drink and not drive. If you are buying regular tickets, you can select a Designated Driver ticket if one of your party is willing (your maximum ticket purchase will still be 4, including the DD ticket), or you can take advantage of the services of the many transportation companies—public and private— around Pittsburgh. Below we have collected information on companies who have let us know they can offer services to Big Pour patrons, and on relevant Port Authority services. (Driving Directions are here) (Taxi and transportations companies, please email us to be included on the Big Pour website.)

Private transportation companies
 

Pear Transportation 
email  --  Ph: 412-324-8000

Driving to the Big Pour? Reserve a ride home with the Pear, and they'll get you *and your car* home safely.

This Pittsburgh startup offers a unique designated driver service for the city and surrounding areas: two drivers will meet you at after the Big Pour, one to drive you and your party home in your car, and another to pick up the driver when you've reached your destination.

First time Pear riders receive $10 off their fare with the off code "BigPour15".

Reserve your ride at thepearcares.com.  

 

Port Authority bus services

Several bus routes come within a block of Construction Junction on Saturdays: 67 Monroeville, 74 Homewood—Squirrel Hill, 71C Point Breeze. Also, CJ is within a healthy 10-20 minute walk of these bus routes: the East Busway, 61A Wilkinsburgh via Forbes Ave, 61B Braddock/Swissvale. Plan your trip on the Port Authority website or Google Transit. For fares click here.

PLEASE NOTE - some of the bus routes have been renamed since we made our map - the 67A is now the 67, the 74A is now the 74, and the EBA, EBS and EBO are now the P1, P2, and P3.

 
 
 

Driving directions for your Designated Driver or taxi service

From Route 28

  • Follow Route 28 to the Highland Park Bridge. 
  • When crossing the Highland Park Bridge, stay in the left lane and follow signs for Washington Blvd/South 8.
  • After bridge exit ramp, stay in right lane and travel 4/10ths of a mile to the first traffic light and turn right, staying on Washington Blvd/South 8.
  • Travel about 2 miles on Washington Blvd. Go straight at the light with Hamilton Ave, pass under a bridge and one set of lights at McPherson, take the left lane and then at the next light, turn left onto Penn Ave.
  • Follow Penn Ave. through several lights. When you're around the intersection with Homewood Ave., move to the left lane of Penn Ave. At the light with Braddock Ave. (gas station to your right, pink dinosaur opposite to the left), turn left onto N. Braddock Ave, then immediately left at the next light onto Meade St. 
  • On Meade St., pass the East End Food Co-op and a short distance after that you'll see the access to a large parking lot on the right.

Coming from the east/Monroeville on the Parkway/376

  • Follow the Parkway to the Edgewood/Swissvale exit 77, take the right lane of the exit ramp when it becomes 2-lane, and make a right onto S. Braddock Ave. at the light at the end of the exit ramp. 
  • Follow S. Braddock Ave. through Regent Square. When you see the light with Forbes Ave. take the right lane and go stratight ahead. Take the right lane at the light with Penn Ave. and go straight across. Immediately take the left lane to go left at the next light onto Meade St.
  • On Meade St., pass the East End Food Co-op and a short distance after that you'll see the access to a large parking lot on the right.

Coming from the west/downtow on the Parkway/376

  • Follow the Parkway to the Edgewood/Swissvale exit 77 (right after you go through the Squirrel Hill tunnel). Stay left on the exit ramp until you come to a stop sign (ignore the Edgewood and Swissvale exists from the ramp). Ignore the sharp right and go center right -  up the hill - onto S. Braddock Ave. 
  • Follow S. Braddock Ave. through Regent Square. When you see the light with Forbes Ave. take the right lane and go stratight ahead. Take the right lane at the light with Penn Ave. and go straight across. Immediately take the left lane to go left at the next light onto Meade St.
  • On Meade St. pass the East End Food Co-op and a short distance after that you'll see the access to a large parking lot on the right.

If you are using your bicycle

Please don't drink and ride! And—we provide a bike rack within the parking lot for bike storage.Just lock up your bike and go join the line for the entrance.