Monthly Archives: September 2017


Parkway East Closures & Restrictions, Sep 29-Oct 2

Traffic Advisory: Sept 28 to Oct 2

Greenfield Bridge Project: News from City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works:

Parkway East Westbound Closure and Eastbound Lane Restrictions this weekend for roadway improvements.

CLOSURE WESTBOUND (inbound):

The City of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works has announced that this weekend the Westbound (INBOUND) lanes of the Parkway East (I-376) will be closed in the vicinity of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel and Beechwood Boulevard (Greenfield) Bridge. These closures will require inbound traffic to detour off I-376 at the Wilkinsburg Exit. Local Traffic can proceed to the Edgewood Exit. In addition, the I-376 Westbound ramps from Edgewood/Regent Square and from Squirrel Hill will BE CLOSED.

The closures are scheduled for 9:00pm Friday, September 29 thru 5:00am Monday, October 2, 2017.

 

LANE RESTRICTIONS EASTBOUND (outbound):

Outbound lane restrictions are scheduled to begin Thursday night, September 28, 2017 in the same vicinity. It is anticipated that there will be two outbound lanes restricted both Thursday night at 9:00pm until Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00am, and Friday night at 9:00pm until Saturday, September 30, 2017 at noon. A single lane will then be restricted from Saturday at noon until Saturday evening.

 

DETOUR INFORMATION:

These closures/restrictions are needed to complete roadway resurfacing of the Parkway East (I-376) inbound and outbound.

The detour routes will be the same as was in place for the previous closures. Signage will be provided to direct motorists.

The Westbound (Inbound) detour will begin at Wilkinsburg Exit 78B. Inbound traffic coming from the East will be directed to the posted detour starting at Exit 78B. Local traffic traveling Westbound will be able to use the Edgewood/Swissvale Exit 77 off-ramp.
The Edgewood/Swissvale and Squirrel Hill/Homestead on-ramps to I-376 inbound will also be closed.
Motorists seeking to proceed west toward downtown are advised to take Beacon off Murray Avenue to the Boulevard of the Allies and access I-376 westbound using the Boulevard of the Allies entrance ramp.

Maps of the official detours are available on the Oakland Transportation Management Association’s (OTMA) community outreach website (http://greenfieldbridge.otmapgh.org)

Off-duty police will be monitoring key intersections to assist motorists along the detour route and to help minimize travel times.

Motorsits traveling from the East are encouraged to use the regional detour route via the SR 28 interchange to the PA Turnpike.

Motorists traveling from the west should expect delays and consider alternatie routes.

All construction work is weather permitting.

When traveling through the work area, drivers are advised to use caution and expect delays.


In The Run: Green Infrastructure Review

4 Mile Run Green Infrastructure Concept Review

WHEN: Wednesday September 20, 2017, 6-8p

WHERE: St. John Chrysostom Byzantine Catholic Church, 506 Saline Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

HOSTED BY: Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

WHAT: Join Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy for a multi-community meeting to review and refine feedback on designs for green infrastructure in Schenley Park. These designs are intended to decrease flooding in the Run, minimize combined sewer overflows, and improve the ecology of the Four Mile Run Watershed.

Our consultants, landscape architects Phronesis and team, have been hard at work refining the initial concept plan through on-the-ground technical surveys and cost analysis. Now, we need your input to move to the next stage!

Click on the image or the heading above for more details.


Call for Nominations: 2017 Greenfield Community Awards

Call For Nominations:  Greenfield Community Awards

 

The Greenfield Community Association will host the 32nd Greenfield Community Awards this year on Saturday November 18, 2017.

 

Greenfield is home to many individuals who generously contribute their time, resources or passion to our community. Let us recognize the dedication and service of these individuals who support and promote our Greenfield Community.

Nominate outstanding Greenfield residents and businesses now through October 13.

Greenfield Service Award Categories include:

  • Business
  • Community Service
  • Youth Recognition
  • Special Recognition
  • Greenfield Hall of Fame
  • Person of the Year

Nominate someone who deserves recognition. Choose the category and include a brief description of nominee’s service to the Greenfield Community.

Deadline: October 13, 2017
Email: awards@gcapgh.org (attn: Mary Ann Hatala)
or
Mail
: Jim Gregg – 829 Kennebec Street – Pgh, PA. 15217


Auditions for The Fantastic Adventure: Greenfield Bridge

City of Play.

City of Play will premiere …

The Fantastic Adventure: Greenfield Bridge

on Saturday October 14, 2017 to celebrate the opening of the Greenfield Bridge.

Part scavenger hunt, part immersive theater, Fantastic Adventures are neighborhood-wide, pervasive games based on traditional mythology and oral histories. Players are invited to explore Schenley Park and Greenfield in small teams, interacting with unforgettable characters in hidden locations. Choose whom to trust, whom to avoid, and how a neighborhood should tell its story.

Fantastic Adventure public information session & workshop:

When: Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Where: Palisade Playhouse (3929 Coleman St.)

Seeking: Greenfield craftspeople & storytellers interested in playing a role in the facilitation of a large game for the celebration of the opening of the Greenfield Bridge on Saturday, October 14th.

Requirements:

  • No professional theatrical experience is required. Just a willingness to try.
  • All applicants must be age 14 or older
  • When you arrive, be prepared to tell:
    • One 2-5 minute story about your personal history with Greenfield
    • One 2-5 minute story that is imaginary or mythical

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • All participants will be required to attend 2 full company rehearsals prior to the event. The scheduling of these rehearsals will be based on company availability.
  • Independent research and production work will be expected, and individual rehearsals will be scheduled as needed.
  • On October 14th, the full company will be on-duty from 8am-8pm with breaks for food and recreation.

Compensation: $100 stipend, paid on the day of the event.

Questions? Contact City of Play’s Director: Greg Manley – greg@cityofplay.org – 510 225 5221

The Fantastic Adventure is being produced through the support of the Greenfield Community Association.


58 Bus Route Change Starts Sept 3!

Beginning Sunday September 3 the 58 Greenfield bus route will change!

In anticipation of the new Greenfield Bridge, the 58 bus route was changed to its original path from Greenfield into Oakland via Schenley Park effective 3 September 2017 … except … Uh oh! The Greenfield Bridge didn’t open September 2 as all of us had hoped many months ago.

So, beginning on Sunday September 3, the 58 bus will follow the detour mapped above until the bridge opens in October.

RIDER ALERT!  Bus stops will change!

The detour is different than the route used for the past two years because it has to be shorter to stay on schedule.

Most of the stops on Beechwood Boulevard, Murray Avenue and Beacon Street will be eliminated.

Check the map above for the revised stops:  blue dots are normal route stops, purple dots are the two in-detour stops.

Click on the detour map above to download a copy for yourself.

Click here for the Port Authority Press Release about this change.  Click here for the 58 bus schedule, effective 3 September 2017, on the Port Authority website.

For Users of True Time & PAT Track, the smartphone apps that show you where the bus is:

The bus will disappear from the True Time map when it is on the detour — dotted purple lines above.  It will reappear between Oakland (CMU) and Schenley Park, and between Ronald St/Alger St and Downtown.  If you are using True Time to catch the bus to Downtown, note when it leaves Oakland.  From where it disappears on Panther Hollow Road, figure about five minutes to Alger Street where it will reappear.  Similarly in the reverse direction. By doing this, you can still predict the arrival times.

The 58 will return to the bridge when it opens.

Routes 52L, 53L and 93 will not change even after the bridge opens.