East Carson Street construction gears up again this week


March 16, 2010

PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists roadway improvement activities on East Carson Street (Route 837) on the South Side in the City of Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, have resumed on Monday, March 15, weather permitting.

Lane closures and single lane alternating use traffic patterns will occur from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. nightly this week Monday- Wednesday between Hot Metal Street and 33rd Street. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 18, long-term traffic restrictions will be implemented. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction moved onto the eastbound (outbound) lanes of East Carson Street. The westbound (inbound) lanes will be closed. Some short term detours may also occur.  Traffic will remain in this pattern around-the-clock through June. Access to local businesses will be provided.

Crews will be installing waterlines and storm and sanitary sewers, roadway excavating and grading, paving and installing curb and sidewalk.  

Pedestrians and motorists are advised to use extreme caution and expect delays when traveling on East Carson Street in the construction area. 

The $14.3 million project developed in cooperation with the City of Pittsburgh and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) includes widening and reconstructing about one mile of East Carson Street to accommodate additional lanes beginning just west of South 25th Street to just east of Sarah Street. Work also includes intersection improvements, traffic signals, drainage, sidewalk and curb upgrades and other construction.

The overall project will be completed in fall 2010.


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