PITTSBURGH, PA (October 15, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce the installation of traffic calming measures on East Hills Drive between Foch Way and Calistoga Place and on Wilner Drive from East Hills Drive to Bracey Drive in the city's East Hills neighborhood. Data collected during the Spring of 2021 indicated that 54% of vehicles traveling on East Hills Drive exceeded the posted speed limit of 25 mph, with an 85th percentile speed of 33 mph. 61% of vehicles traveling on Wilner Drive exceed the posted speed limit of 25 mph, with an 85th percentile speed of 33 mph. Coupled with a long crash history, this rate of speeding indicated a strong need for traffic calming intervention.
The project will include the construction of two speed humps on East Hills Drive and two speed humps on Wilner Drive. 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.
Work is tentatively expected to begin the week of October 16-22, 2021, and is expected to last two days, weather permitting. Hours of construction will be Monday through Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. One lane of traffic on East Hills Drive and Wilner Drive 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 at each speed hump location.
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. You can also learn more about DOMI’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program at www.pittsburghpa.gov/domi/traffic-calming.