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Beechwood Boulevard Traffic Calming Project to Start Monday

PITTSBURGH, PA (September 16, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce traffic calming measures on Beechwood Boulevard from Rosemont Lane to Luster Street. Data collected in 2020 indicated that 97% of vehicles traveling on Beechwood Boulevard in this area exceed the posted speed limit of 25 mph, with an 85th percentile speed of 38 mph. The rate of speeding along with crash history in this area indicated a strong need for a traffic calming intervention.

This portion of the project will include the construction of four (4) speed humps on Beechwood Boulevard. Permanent signage and pavement markings will be installed to alert motorists of approaching speed humps. Speed humps are midblock traffic calming devices that raise the entire wheelbase of a vehicle to reduce its speed. In conjunction with speed humps, a pedestrian refuge island at the crosswalk near Guy Street and a painted median around the curve near Rosemount Lane will be installed.

Work is tentatively expected to begin on Monday September 20, 2021, and is expected to last one week, weather permitting. Hours of construction will be 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. One lane of traffic on Beechwood Boulevard will be closed to traffic, with flaggers stationed at each intersection in order to allow local traffic access to and from their residences. Temporary no parking signage will be posted throughout the corridor where work is taking place.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time and we hope there will be only minor inconveniences. If you have any questions or require further information regarding this closure you may contact the City’s Response Center by calling 311 or 412-255-2621.

If you have questions about this project or other traffic calming projects, you may contact us by email at trafficcalming@pittsburghpa.gov, or by calling 3-1-1. You can learn more about DOMI’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program at www.pittsburghpa.gov/domi/traffic-calming

Published

09.16.2021

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