PennDOT is looking to improve the Parkway East. Now, before you get too excited, they want to make sure we temper our expectations.
Their first phase is to gather information. They want to know how people use the Parkway, approximate destinations, use of public transit, alternate routes, etc. The format is easy to use, and only takes about ten minutes. In addition, they’re combining that data with traffic studies, community comments and outreach to publics directly impacted by the corridor, so all in all, it looks to be pretty comprehensive.
And while we may not be getting an added lane to the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, at least we’re on the road to improvements, and I can think of three interchanges right off the back that need scrapped and rebuilt from scratch to give us a good start. Check out the information here and participate in the survey by clicking the large orange button.