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Traffic calming work begins in several areas of the city of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH— The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce traffic calming measures on three corridors in the City of Pittsburgh.

1. Avenue Habermann: from Kingsboro Street to Eureka Street to Mount Washington

2. Stratmore Street: Steuben Street to Crafton Boulevard in Crafton Heights

3. Avenue Bascom: from the city border to Perrysville Avenue in Perry North

Data collected in 2020 and 2021 showed that more than 50% of vehicles traveling on each street exceeded the posted speed limit of 25 mph, with 85th percentile speeds exceeding 34 mph. The rate of speeding as well as the history of collisions in these areas indicated a strong need for traffic calming intervention.

Each project will include the construction of four speed bumps. Speed ​​bumps are mid-block traffic calming devices that raise the entire wheelbase of a vehicle to reduce its speed. Permanent signage and lane markings will be installed to alert motorists of approaching speed bumps.

Work should tentatively begin on each corridor as follows:

  • Avenue Haberman – June 15, 2022
    • The road will be closed to traffic during construction, but flaggers will be posted at each end to allow local traffic access to and from their residences.

  • Stratmore Street – June 22, 2022
    • The road will be closed to traffic during construction, but flaggers will be posted at each end to allow local traffic access to and from their residences.

  • Avenue Bascom – June 29, 2022
    • One lane on Bascom Avenue will be closed to traffic, with flaggers stationed at each end to allow local traffic access to and from their residences.

The duration of each project should last two days, time permitting. Construction hours will be from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Temporary no parking signs will be posted in the hallways where the work is taking place.

For questions about this project or other traffic calming projects, individuals may contact DOMI by emailing [email protected], or by calling 311. Additional information about these projects and the program traffic calming can be found at https://engage. pittsburghpa.gov/neighborhood-traffic-calming.

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