Five-Way Intersection in Friendship to Close this Weekend for Community Asphalt Art Installation

PITTSBURGH, PA (August 6, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is announcing the closure of a five-way intersection in the Friendship neighborhood this Saturday, August 7 and Sunday, August 8 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. Portions of three roads will be closed to thru traffic for the community installation of an asphalt art project.  

The following roads will be closed:  

  • Roup Avenue from Friendship Avenue to Baum Boulevard 
  • S Fairmount Street from Friendship Avenue to Baum Boulevard 
  • Harriet Street from Graham Street to S Fairmount Street and Roup Avenue 

Detours will be posted. Local access to nearby residences and businesses will be maintained. 

DOMI has already completed safety enhancements for pedestrians and traffic calming at this intersection in partnership with the community. The Friendship Community Group, with funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, has worked with an artist to design street murals. Additional information about the Friendship Community Group’s asphalt art community painting event is available here or on their website.


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Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office