Pittsburgh’s Grandview Avenue getting speed bumps to slow traffic
A drive along Pittsburgh’s Grandview Avenue in Mt. Washington is going to be a little bumpy over the next few months.
The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure announced Friday that the city would temporarily install rubber speed humps and improve pavement markings along Grandview, a popular destination overlooking Downtown, to discourage speeding and improve pedestrian safety.
Testing in 2018 indicated that 61% of drivers exceeded the 25 mph speed limit. The city is installing five humps between Bertha and Shiloh streets for two months to see if they slow motorists down. DOMI will use speed data collected over the two months to determine if the humps should be permanent fixtures.
Traffic will be restricted for about five days during the painting of pavement markings. Work is expected to begin on Monday and includes high-visibility crosswalks.
Pittsburgh in June closed sidewalks along the street for emergency sidewalk repairs. The Mayor’s Office allocated $800,000 for sidewalks that are expected to be finished by November. The city also is seeking $1.8 million from the state for comprehensive improvement to the landmark street that features scenic views of the city and its rivers.
Bob Bauder is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bob at 412-765-2312, [email protected] or via Twitter .