With the neighborhood of East Allegheny's proximity to I-279 & PA Route 28 and the existing street grid, there are instance of cut-through traffic utilizing three (3) blocks to bypass E Ohio Street and Madison Avenue. Concord Street, Tripoli Street and Suismon between the Chestnut and Madison is the project. See map below.

The goal of this project is to reduce cut-through volume and driver's speed in the neighborhood by installing traffic calming measures on these three (3) redundant routes. In addition, it is expected to lessen traffic on Chestnut street which parallels Madison Avenue and is used to access Concord Street, Tripoli Street and Suismon Street.

Project Area

Mapped project area

Planned Improvements

  • Two (2) speed humps on each street listed above
  • Upgrade and/or clarify one-way signage at these locations
  • Re-install bollards/flexposts on the median near the on-ramp for I-279 at Madison and Concord to prevent illegal maneuver entering the on-ramp for I-279 from Concord Street (work to be completed by PennDOT)

Traffic Data Collection

Traffic Data Collection

Traffic Summary

  • Classification: Collector
  • Speed Limit: 25 mph
  • Average Daily Traffic (ADT): 1,394 vehicles per day
  • 85th % speed: 30 mph
  • Overall % speeding: 38%

Construction Timeline

Construction was completed on May 18th, 2024.