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Pittsburgh receives $1 million for improvements to Oakland, South Side Flats

Madasyn Czebiniak
The Pittsburgh skyline at sunset on Monday, June 22, 2015

Pittsburgh received $1 million in grants from the state this week to make various improvements in its Oakland and South Side Flats neighborhoods.

Improvements in Oakland, which will occur along Bigelow Boulevard between Fifth and Forbes avenues, include new sidewalks, bike lanes, a new and safer pedestrian crossing in the middle of the block, a new shuttle stop, and improvements to parking and ramps for the disabled.

Green infrastructure and stormwater controls, new curbs, street surfaces and sidewalks, and new lighting and signage will be added to 21st Street between Josephine and Carson streets in the South Side Flats.

Each neighborhood will receive $500,000 from the state Multimodal Transportation Fund for the work.

Mayor Bill Peduto said the grants will make “these two important roadways safer and more efficient for all users.”

Madasyn Czebiniak is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Madasyn at 724-226-4702, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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