City (DOMI) and PennDOT Begin Safety Improvements along East Carson Street

The City Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) has contracted limited streetscaping work to be done from S. 10th to S. 25th Streets along East Carson Street in conjunction with scheduled pedestrian safety improvements to be performed by PennDOT.

The $3,000,000 project will provide aesthetic consistency along the East Carson corridor between 10th Street and 25th Street with the streetscaping elements that were constructed as part of the South Side Works development.

Hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday, 7am-5pm. Construction will occur 2-3 blocks at a time and NO PARKING signs will be posted 24 hours in advance of work commencing in any area.

If vehicles are parked in the work zone that has been posted for that day, the vehicle will be towed. Expect traffic delays.

The DOMI streetscaping improvements will consist of the following:

  • Street and pedestrian level lighting
  • Street trees and hanging baskets
  • Other incidentals, including exposed aggregate concrete restoration from behind the curb to the back edge of any tree pits, replacement of signage, and removal of old light fixtures

DOMI timeline:

  • Construction start: March 18, 2019
  • Construction complete: November 20, 2019
  • Tree planting: May 2020

The PennDOT State Route 837 East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project 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

A. Merante Contracting, Inc. is the Project Contractor.

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Cindy Connelly's picture
Cindy Connelly (not verified) Tue, 2019-05-07 08:38

I think one of the big issuses that does not seem to be addressed is the car traffic along E. Carston. Especially coming down  Bates street to E. Carson and the flow of traffic from E. Carson onto  the Hot Metal Bridge. Traffice gets extremely backed up on Second Avenue. It is great you are adding sidewalks, etc. However, has there been any discussion on more lanes along E. Carson. It is gridlock now with traffic and not an apporriate flow of traffic now. With more buildings going up along E. Carson, there definitely needs to be more lanes added.