Mayor William Peduto thanks workers for their efforts
PITTSBURGH, PA – The city of Pittsburgh has cut its pothole response times nearly in half since launching its blitz in early April, and is getting nearer to its goal of addressing all such complaints in three days.
Difficult topography? Check. Dense surrounding development? Check. A huge tunnel? Check. While the Parkway East Corridor could use improvements, it’s hard to even imagine how to make changes to this highway which is one of the busiest in our region. However, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 11, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is performing a comprehensive evaluation of the I-376 Parkway East Corridor Transportation Network–from Pittsburgh to Monroeville. This transportation evaluation will be used to create strategies to improve safety and mobility.
Joining Gov. Tom Corbett and other partners, Mayor William Peduto today lauded an additional $5 million in state funding for the ongoing East Liberty Transit Center.
“This project is about more than East Liberty — it creates another ladder of opportunity to rebuild neighborhoods next door,” Mayor Peduto said.
Troy Hill street reopens Monday & street sweeping program begins Tuesday.
The American Architectural Foundation has selected Pittsburgh and the Saw Mill Run Integrated Watershed Management Project to participate in the 2014 Sustainable Cities Design Academy.
Mayor William Peduto issued an Executive Order today that will cut one third of the take-home vehicles used by city personnel. The order slices the take-home fleet from 56 to 38 vehicles, and restricts their use to Public Safety and Public Works supervisors on-call to respond to emergencies. In the past, employees in the Mayor’s office and some city department directors had such vehicles.
The Department of Public Works is preparing for a predicted 6 to 12 inches of snowfall starting Sunday night, and warning residents of possibly treacherous road conditions come Monday.
As of Friday morning, light snow was expected during the day Sunday with larger amounts hitting the area after 6 p.m. Sunday evening public works crews will begin working in 12-hour shifts with 50 trucks dispatched overnight and 65 trucks, including tractors affixed with plows, dispatched early Monday morning.
Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works divisions with help from the Department of Innovation and Performance are continuing their multi-pronged efforts to improve road conditions citywide.
Mayor William Peduto issued an executive order today to announce new rules governing the distribution of unrestricted parking passes held by current and former City of Pittsburgh employees, Allegheny County employees, authority employees and others.
The City of Pittsburgh has begun a 72-hour pothole blitz to protect drivers from a rash of damaging potholes that have grown as a result of the winter’s freezing and thawing cycle. The blitz will last as long as the warmer weather stays in the region, which is projected to be through Friday.