PITTSBURGH, PA (November 2, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce the installation of traffic calming measures on Darlington Road from Wightman Street to Murray Avenue. A raised crosswalk will be installed at a high-use, mid-block crosswalk. Drivers were observed accelerating at an unsafe rate of speed near this mid-block crossing in order to make the traffic signal at Murray Avenue. The need to protect students crossing at this unprotected location indicated a strong need for a traffic calming intervention.
The project will include the construction of one raised crosswalk. A raised crosswalk works similarly to a speed hump by elevating the wheelbase of a vehicle in order to decrease its speed. The raised crosswalk has an ADA-compliant walkable surface for pedestrians to cross the road safely. Permanent signage and pavement markings will be installed to alert motorists of an approaching raised crosswalk.
Work is tentatively expected to begin on November 6, 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. Darlington Road will be closed to all traffic, except local, during construction of the raised crosswalk. Traffic will be detoured to Forbes Avenue or Bartlett Street. Local traffic may experience some short stoppages to safely pass through the work zone. Temporary no parking signage will be posted at the raised crosswalk location.
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 project, you may contact the City’s Response Center by calling 311 or 412-255-2621.
If you have questions about any of our other traffic calming projects, you may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can learn more about DOMI’s Neighborhood Traffic Calming Program at www.pittsburghpa.gov/domi/traffic-calming.