Posts Tagged ‘PennDot’

For the love of Joe DeNardo, help improve the Parkway East

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.

You Can’t Get There From Here

Last week marked the beginning of the construction work on the Squirrel Hill Tunnel.  In addition, a massive restoration effort is starting on the Crosstown Boulevard, including the connections to the Vets Bridge, Liberty Bridge and the Hill District.

Basically, if you use any of the ramps near the area where the Hill District connects with Downtown (Civic Arena, Consol Center, Boulevard of the Allies, etc), there will be a time when you won’t be able to get anywhere.

However, figuring out when things are going to be under construction is a bit of a challenge.  Here is a link to the map which we were provided.  Good luck making heads or tails of it, I’ll be playing each day by ear as I try to get to work and home each day!

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