PITTSBURGH, PA (November 5, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce that Walz Street between Rhine Street and Homer Street will be converted to a one-way street after review of safety issues observed by residents and DOMI staff. Our research found that street is narrow and sight is limited due to the horizontal curvature of the roadway, existing structures along the sidewalk and demand for on-street parking.
In order to address these vehicle and pedestrian safety concerns, one lane of traffic must be rerouted. DOMI has selected the southbound lane for removal based on community feedback and accessibility of adjacent streets. Walz Street will now be one-way in the northbound direction from Rhine Street to Homer Street.
Work will be done on Monday, November 15, 2021 between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm and is expected to last one day. Temporary signage will be placed before construction is scheduled to begin. DOMI will also place permanent signage for this new traffic operation. The street, using the new traffic pattern, will be open during the time work is taking place.
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.