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Traffic Circles Construction to Begin on North Euclid

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 18, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) will complete three neighborhood traffic circles along North Euclid Avenue, starting the week of October 18, 2021. Construction is anticipated to last one week, weather permitting. Traffic will not be detoured. Flaggers will allow drivers to navigate through the construction zones safely.

The traffic circles will complete the “North Euclid Neighborway” project, helping to turn the street, an important link between East Liberty and Highland Park, into a shared, low volume, low speed, traffic-calmed street where vulnerable bicycles can safely travel together with vehicles. Planning and outreach for this project occurred primarily during 2020 and the first four circles in the corridor were installed in spring 2021. The delay of the construction of the last three circles was the result of coordination with PWSA’s planned upgrades on the street; these coordination concerns have since been resolved.

These new circles will be built on North Euclid at the intersections of Wellesley Avenue, Jackson Street and Hayes Street. These three circles will complete the corridor, supplementing the four concrete circles at the North Euclid Avenue intersections of Hampton Street, Elgin Street, Callowhill Street and Rippey Street installed at the beginning of the construction season.

Neighborhood traffic circles fit within the existing curb line of an intersection, do not require any additional property, do not require any parking removal, meet ADA accessibility standards and have mountable curbs to enable larger vehicles such as buses or emergency vehicles to traverse them even while subtly diverting the path of travel of the more common passenger vehicle.

Thank you for your cooperation during this time. 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 DOMI Move Forward bike projects, you may contact us by email at moveforward@gmail.com. You can also learn more about DOMI’s Move Forward Program at https://www.moveforwardpgh.org and DOMI’s Bike+ plan at https://www.pittsburghpa.gov/domi/bikeplan.

Published

10.18.2021

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