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Route 3069, West Liberty Avenue, Gas Line Work Begins Friday, 3/13, and Will Cause a Sing-Lane Restriction on Weekdays Through July 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing gas line work on Route 3069 (West Liberty Avenue) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Friday, March 13 weather permitting.

A single-lane restriction will occur on northbound West Liberty Avenue at the intersection with Belle Isle Avenue weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through late July. Crews from Infrasource will conduct gas line installation work.

PennDOT is not involved in this work and is providing this information as a public service announcement only. For further information contact Joe Gordon at 724-350-1194.


Route 837, East Carson Street, Long-Term Lane Closure Set to Begin Monday, 5/18, and Will Continue Through Early September 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing a lane closure on East Carson Street (Route 837) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will begin Monday, May 18 weather permitting.

A center-lane closure will occur on East Carson Street between First Street and Third Street starting 7 a.m. Monday morning around-the-clock through early September. A single lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction with a concrete barrier surrounding the center lane. Traffic attempting to enter East Carson Street in this area will only be permitted to turn right. During these restrictions, parking will not be permitted on Carson Street between First Street and Third Street.

Additionally, single-lane restrictions will occur on East Carson Street between Third Street and Ninth Street through early September. Traffic will be maintained in each direction. Periodically, up to two parking spaces may temporarily be blocked in this area to allow work to occur. Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. Crews will work to install drainage pipes, manholes and inlets along the roadway.

The $16.31 million project includes milling and resurfacing, signage and signal upgrades, concrete pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, ADA ramps, curb and sidewalk, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction along the 2.5 mile stretch of East Carson Street between the Smithfield Street Bridge and 33rd Street. Additionally, pedestrian enhancement accommodations (including bump-outs, high visibility crosswalks, pedestrian countdown signals) will be incorporated.

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training.

Additionally, to help keep motorists informed, PennDOT has created an email distribution list for East Carson Street traffic advisories and construction updates. Enroll by sending email addresses to ymanyisha@pa.gov. Please write “Subscribe – East Carson Street” in the subject line.


Port Authority Buses, Light Rail Service Detoured Around Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel Beginning Wednesday Morning, 1/8

Due to landslides caused by stormwater runoff, all Port Authority traffic will be detoured around the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel effective immediately. The Port Authority announced the news on Tuesday. A landslide is currently blocking the tracks.

Starting Wednesday morning, inbound light rail service will operate on the tracks that run through the Allentown neighborhood. The outbound light rail service will operate through the Mt. Washington Transit Tunnel on the inbound tracks.

Riders traveling outbound from Station Square or South Hills Junction can board the rail from the inbound platforms. A rail shuttle will also run on the outbound platforms between Station Square to First Avenue Station. Riders should expect delays and know that some stops may be temporarily discontinued or not be served at this time.

More information will be provided about the length of this detour as Port Authority releases additional press release and detour updates.


Route 837, East Carson Street, Safety Improvement Project Pre-construction Work Underway and Will Continue Through the Start of Construction in Early April

PennDOT District 11 is announcing preparatory work on the East Carson Street (Route 837) Safety Improvement Project in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County is underway.

Crews are conducting preparatory work including survey control and inlet and utility markings along East Carson Street in various locations between the Smithfield Street Bridge and 33rd Street. During these pre-construction activities, traffic will not be impacted. Construction work on the project is anticipated to begin in early April.

Additional details on traffic restrictions will be provided prior to the start of physical work. PennDOT has received input from the City of Pittsburgh, South Side Community Council and local businesses prior to the construction process.

The $16.31 million project includes milling and resurfacing, signage and signal upgrades, concrete pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, ADA ramps, curb and sidewalk, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction along the 2.5 mile stretch of East Carson Street. Additionally, pedestrian enhancement accommodations (including bump-outs, high visibility crosswalks, pedestrian countdown signals) will be incorporated.

When physical work begins, traffic impacts will include daylight off-peak, overnight, and weekend lane restrictions. The overall project will conclude in the Spring 2022. Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the area.


Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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