Baum and Bigelow Boulevard are scheduled for infrastructure and maintenance work beginning this month. It is slated to be a two year project and will include several phases. Please find a brief newspaper article outlining the project here. The work is being completed through PENNDOT as they are responsible for these particular roadways.
We are reaching out to residents to ensure everyone is aware of the project and to extend an invitation to a community meeting being held by PENNDOT on Tuesday, June 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Courtyard Marriott on Aiken. It will be a public meeting designed to provide a time for residents to learn about the scope of the project including its tentative timeline, detour routes, and regular working schedule. It will also provide a time for questions and concerns to be raised by the affected communities.
As an office we are encouraging residents to attend in order to help facilitate open communication between the supervisors and engineers of the project and the affected neighborhoods. It will be a lengthy project and even neighborhoods not containing the construction itself will be affected by detoured routes and increased traffic as drivers will be looking for ways to avoid the construction delays.
If you have any questions before the community meeting please do not hesitate to call the office.
On January 22nd, Councilwoman Gross held a post agenda to explore the potential use of alternative sidewalk materials. Currently, City code requires sidewalks be created with cement. Though, cement lasts a long time it is susceptible to cold weather as well as tree roots. Therefore, Pittsburgh residents have had to choose between safe, accessible sidewalks and trees. The Councilwoman believes we should be able to have both. Find WESA's coverage of the post agenda here.
Join Councilwoman Gross and others to address the challenges of losing a neighborhood grocery store. Communities need and deserve access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. A rally will be held on December 22nd beginning at 6:00 pm at 5200 Penn Avenue. Click above to view the flyer.
Show your support for the business district of Penn Avenue during this re-construction period. A march will be occurring at 11:00 a.m. beginning from Baum Grove. Shop, eat, and enjoy the businesses as a sign of solidarity!