Economic Development

City of Pittsburgh DOMI begins East Carson Streetscaping 2019

Construction begins Monday, March. 18 on streetscape improvements, which will remove section of sidewalk closest to curb to lay conduit for new lighting. Starting at S. 10th and S. 17th Streets and working eastward, work will take approximately 3 weeks per block. Passage will be available for pedestrians.

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) intends to do limited streetscaping from 10th Street to 25th Street along East Carson Street in conjunction with a pedestrian safety improvements by PennDOT. Email questions or comments to domi.eastcarson@pittsburghpa.gov

The DOMI streetscaping improvements will consist of the following:

  • Street & pedestrian level lighting

  • Street trees and hanging baskets

  • Other incidentals including exposed aggregate concrete restoration from behind the curb to the back edge of tree pit, replacement of signage, and removal of old light fixtures

DOMI Timeline:

  • Construction Start: March 18th 2019

  • Construction Complete: November 20th 2019

  • Tree Planting: May 2020

The PennDOT pedestrian safety improvements will consist of the following:

  • Pedestrian bump outs and ADA upgrades at intersections

  • New pavement markings and signage

  • Milling and resurfacing of roadway

PennDOT Timeline

  • Let Date: April 2019

  • Construction Start July 2019

  • Construction Complete June 2020

  • Tree Planting: June 2020

Route 837 East Carson Street Safety Improvements Project Highlights

PennDOT shared details of the East Carson Street Project at a Public Information Meeting on March 18, 2018. They highlighted three reasons driving the project:

  1. Improve safety throughout the corridor.

  2. Improve multimodal mobility.

  3. Reduce congestion.

For all of the details, please take a look at the meeting display boards here.

Stayed tuned to Chamber Talk and chamber email blasts for updates.

Route 837 East Carson Street Safety Improvements Project

PennDOT has announced a safety improvement project for East Carson Street. More than $20 million in safety improvements are coming to the South Side., The state has classified as the region's most dangerous roadway for pedestrians. The chamber has included a PennDOT video highlighting project details.