PITTSBURGH, PA (October 15, 2021) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce the installation of traffic calming measures on East Hills Drive between Foch Way and Calistoga Place and on Wilner Drive from East Hills Drive to Bracey Drive in the East Hills neighborhood of the city. Data collected in the spring of 2021 indicated that 54% of vehicles traveling on East Hills Drive exceeded the posted speed limit of 25 mph, with an 85th percentile speed of 33 mph. 61% of vehicles on Wilner Drive exceed the posted speed limit of 25 mph, with an 85th percentile speed of 33 mph. Coupled with a long history of accidents, this speeding rate indicated a strong need for traffic calming intervention.
The project will include the construction of two speed bumps on East Hills Drive and two speed bumps on Wilner Drive. Permanent signage and markings on the ground will be installed to alert motorists of the approach of speed bumps. Speed bumps are mid-route traffic calming devices that raise a vehicle’s entire wheelbase to reduce speed.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of October 16-22, 2021 and is expected to last two days, weather permitting. Construction hours will be Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. One lane of traffic on East Hills Drive and Wilner Drive will be closed to traffic, with flaggers stationed at each intersection to allow local traffic access to and from their residences. Temporary parking prohibition signage will be posted at each retarder location.
Thank you for your cooperation during this period and we hope there will be only minor inconvenience. If you have any questions or require more information regarding this closure, you can contact the City’s Intervention Center by dialing 311 or 412-255-2621. You can also find out more about the DOMI neighborhood traffic calming program at www.pittsburghpa.gov/domi/traffic-calming.
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