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Traffic calming on Grandview Ave.

 

October 8, 2019



The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will install temporary rubber speed humps and upgraded pavement markings on Grandview Avenue in Duquesne Heights and Mount Washington.

The purpose of the project is to discourage motorist speeding and to enhance pedestrian safety. Through 2018 speed and volume data collected at Grandview Avenue at Kearsage, it was noted that 61 percent of motorists traveled over the posted speed limit of 25 mph. After completion of the project, DOMI will collect data to determine if the project’s objectives have been accomplished.

The project will include the installation of five temporary rubber speed humps between Bertha and Shiloh Streets. The temporary speed humps will be removed after a 60-day evaluation period and data will be reported to the public. Pavement marking upgrades will occur between Oneida to Shiloh streets, and will include painting 27 paint bump-outs; upgrading 17 existing parallel-style crosswalks to high-visibility continental-style crosswalks; installing 10 new marked crosswalks.

Pavement marking work was tentatively expected to begin on October 7 and last approximately five days, weather permitting. Hours of construction will be Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lane restrictions may occur. Alternating through-traffic will be maintained.

Installation of rubber speed humps will be performed by the Department of Public Works for the DOMI. The installation date is to be determined, but the installation should last approximately two days, weather permitting. Traffic on Grandview Avenue will be maintained during construction.

 

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