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Milling, paving operations to affect Oakland traffic

Students walk across Forbes Avenue. (TPN File photo)

By Janine Faust, Editor-in-chief

June 20, 2019

PennDOT District 11 announced in a press release Thursday that milling and paving operations on Forbes will reduce the length of the avenue running between Craft Avenue and South Craig Street to a single lane of traffic.

Big changes may come to Bigelow

Pitt is trying to create a plan to make Bigelow a safer street for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Madison Hook | For The Pitt News

October 13, 2017

The City of Pittsburgh closed Bigelow Boulevard in 1996 for 29 days. Then-Mayor Tom Murphy said they felt closing Bigelow “would make for ... a more attractive campus.” The trial program didn’t continue after those 29 days. According to city councilman Dan Gilman, “it posed a lot of issues f...

City plans to expand smart signals to Oakland

Scalable Urban Traffic Control uses predictive traffic technology to adapt to existing traffic conditions.  (Photo courtesy of Stephen Smith)

By Sarah Frumkin | For The Pitt News

September 26, 2017

With the dozens of traffic lights and congestion, driving in Oakland can be frustrating and stressful. But every so often, you can time it perfectly and breeze down Forbes or Fifth Avenue, passing through a string of green lights. Stephen Smith, director of the Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Laboratory at...

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