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DOMI to Host Public Meeting on Strip District Liberty Avenue Safety Improvement Project Next Week

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 14, 2021) The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will be hosting a virtual public meeting next Tuesday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. to collect feedback on the proposed changes to travel lanes, intersections, traffic operations and transit stops as part of the Liberty Avenue Safety Improvement Project in the Strip District.  

The purpose of the Liberty Avenue Safety Improvement Project is to improve safety for people walking, biking, driving and taking public transit along Liberty Avenue in the Strip District between 11th Street and Herron Avenue. The project is still in the beginning stages of design, so DOMI will present the proposed design, which incorporates priorities identified in the community-led Strip District Plan as well as the City’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and Bike(+) Plan, at next week’s meeting.   

Meeting attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the preliminary design, which includes:  

  • A vehicle travel lane reduction to improve motorist safety along the corridor.  
  • Traffic signal upgrade such as upgraded controllers, potential new signals, new pedestrian pushbuttons, upgraded ADA accommodations, upgraded crosswalks and count-down pedestrian signals.  
  • Priority transit stops will be upgraded to provide more waiting room for transit riders and improved pedestrian access to transit stops along Liberty Avenue, in coordination with the Port Authority of Allegheny County. 
  • Bicycle travel lanes on Liberty Avenue between 32nd Street to Herron Avenue connecting the Liberty Avenue bike lanes leading to Bloomfield with bike facilities planned in the Strip District. 

Feedback will be incorporated into future designs. Construction is planned for Summer 2023. Registration is required and information for the virtual meeting can be found here.  

The Liberty Avenue Safety Improvement Project is anticipated to invest $6.2 million and is funded through a  Highway Safety Improvement Program by the federal and state governments.  

Additional information about the Liberty Avenue Safety Improvement Project can be found on DOMI’s projects website.  

 

Rendering of street with a large, prominent crosswalk and two lanes of oncoming cars on the left and one lane of cars traveling away on the right, which becomes two lanes further down the street.

Rendering of a potential design that will be presented at the public meeting for community feedback. 

Published

09.14.2021

Contacts

Molly Onufer
Communications Director
Mayor's Office
412-579-8534
molly.onufer@pittsburghpa.gov