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Reopening of South 15th and 17th Streets in South Side to Occur on Friday, August 21, 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing the reopening of South 15th and 17th Streets as part of the East Carson Street (Route 837) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will occur Friday, August 21 weather permitting.

South 15th and 17th Streets will reopen to traffic between East Carson Street and Bingham Street at approximately 5 p.m. on Friday, August 21. The roads were previously closed on August 10 for pavement work as part of the East Carson Street Improvement project. All other restrictions along East Carson Street will remain in place.

Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. 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.

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.


Route 51, Saw Mill Run Boulevard, Single-Lane Restrictions To Continue In Both Directions During the Day This Week, 9/28 – 10/2, Between I-376 and West Liberty Avenue

PennDOT District 11 is announcing lane restrictions on Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Friday, September 28-October 2 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in both directions of Route 51 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day between I-376 and West Liberty Avenue. Crews from A. Folino Construction will conduct guide rail and barrier delineator installation work. Motorists should use caution when traveling through the corridor.


Route 837, East Carson Street, Restrictions & Closures Begin on Monday, 8/10, and Continue In Various Locations Through November 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing traffic restrictions on East Carson Street (Route 837) in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County will continue Monday, August 10 weather permitting.

Currently the following restrictions are in place:

  • South 15th Street closed around-the-clock between East Carson Street and Bingham Street due to a water main break;
  • South 17th Street closed to traffic weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for fire hydrant work.

Beginning on Monday, August 10 pavement rehabilitation work requiring the around-the-clock closures of South 15th Street and South 17th Street between East Carson Street and Bingham Street will begin at 6:30 a.m. and continue through early September.

Motorists may use South 18th Street and South 13th Street during the closures. East Carson Street will remain open with single-lane restrictions in the area.

Additionally, work will continue in the follow locations through late November:

  • Single-lane restrictions on East Carson Street will occur in various locations as needed between Arlington Avenue and Ninth Street around-the-clock for drainage improvements.
  • Parking and sidewalk restrictions will occur on East Carson Street as needed between Arlington Avenue and 22nd Street around-the-clock for sidewalk and curb replacement work.

Golden Triangle Construction is the prime contractor. 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.


Hot Metal Bridge Widening Work Set to Begin Next Week, on Tuesday Morning, 9/8, and Traffic Shifts and Lane Narrowing to Extend Around-the-Clock Through Late November 2020

PennDOT District 11 is announcing work to add turning lanes on the Hot Metal Bridge in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, will begin Tuesday, September 8 weather permitting.

Work to widen the Hot Metal Bridge at the Second Avenue intersection will begin at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8. Traffic shifts and lane narrowing will occur around-the-clock through late November as crews from Allison Park Contractors conduct the work. A single 11-foot wide lane will be maintained in each direction on the bridge.


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.


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