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Sarah St. to be closed at Carson for construction


August 31, 2010

Sarah Street will be closed long-term at the intersection of East Carson Street (Route 837) on South Side beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 7, weather permitting.

Crews will be reconstructing the roadway and installing utilities on East Carson Street through the intersection with Sarah Street. The closure will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday around-the-clock through Oct. 8. Signs will be posted to guide motorists. Traffic will be detoured using 26th or 28th streets.

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 prime contractor for the project is Independent Enterprises, Inc. of Oakdale. The overall project will be completed in fall 2010.

Motorists can log on to or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.


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