PennDOT is holding a Public Meeting on Wednesday, March 4, to discuss the East Ohio Street Improvement Project. The proposed project includes the busy section of East Ohio Street near the 16th Street Bridge, where there are multiple ramps, exits and entrances that service the bridge, East Street and I-279. The project includes roadway reconstruction and bridge preservation work, traffic signals, pedestrian upgrades, pavement markings, and includes an evaluation of potential bike lanes within the area. Learn more details about this meeting by reading PennDOT’s Public Meeting Notice.
The proposed project will be a step toward making East Ohio Street a safer bicycle connection from North Side neighborhoods to the North Shore Trail, the 16th Street Bridge, the Strip District, and the Penn Avenue bike lanes. Pedestrian improvements will make the entire corridor safer for all users. The changes are expected to make the area feel much more like a neighborhood street than an interstate highway ramp.
Make plans to attend this community meeting and show your support for improved bike lanes and safer pedestrian access.
The East Ohio Street Improvement Project meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 4 from 5:00 until 6:30 pm at Pittsburgh’s Grand Hall at The Priory, located at 614 Pressley Street in neighboring East Deutschtown. The presentation will begin at 5:10 pm.