Seventeen months of construction on Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield and Garfield neighborhoods will begin Monday, the city Public Works Department announced.
From Mathilda to Evaline streets, the work will include removal and replacement of the road surface and sidewalks, installation of drainage pipe, light poles and traffic signals, improvements to accessibility ramps and placement of features such as recycling containers, illuminated benches, trees and water retention pits.
For the first month, work will be done after 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with some work on Fridays as needed, concluding by 6 a.m. daily. After that, construction will occur from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, with work as needed on Fridays.
One lane inbound toward Downtown will be open at all times; traffic in the opposite direction will have a posted detour of Main Street, Liberty Avenue and Negley Avenue.
Work is scheduled for completion by the end of next year.