Listed below are several projects that are currently being completed with the cooperation of regional and statewide planning commissions, local organizations and the Oakland community:

Forbes Avenue Betterment Project and the Oakland/CMU Forbes Corridor Safety Improvements Project

The last public meeting on the Forbes Avenue Betterment Project and the Oakland/CMU Forbes Corridor Safety Improvements Project was held March 1, 2018, at Carnegie Mellon University from 5-7pm. Dowload the presentation HERE.

Download the presentation from the Public Meeting held July 17, 2017, download a map of the project areadownload the presentation from the August 31, 2016 public meeting, or visit the project microsite for more detail.

In partnership, Carnegie Mellon University and OTMA led a project to build upon past pedestrian safety and mobility improvements in the Oakland area. This study received funding from the Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI) to study the main arterials of Forbes and Fifth Avenue which extend through the CMU campus, connecting Oakland to adjoining Eastern Communities. The study applied smart transportation principles to help solve these corridor transportation challenges. Data gathered in the study has assisted in the development of an infrastructure necessary to support multi-modal access including walking, bicycling, transit, and private automobiles.


Boulevard of the Allies Betterment

The proposed scope of work for the Boulevard of the Allies Betterment includes highway resurfacing with minor structure repairs, drainage improvements, traffic signal upgrades, and ADA accommodations. Intersections will be made ADA compliant and guiderail will be updated to current standards, where necessary. Six structures within the project limits will have various preservation work performed including spall repair, deck sealing, and cleaning/flushing. Overhead sign structures within the project area will also be repaired. The overall limits of the project are the Boulevard of the Allies from the Liberty Bridge to Bates Street.

Inbound Ramp Closures May 31 through June 3, 2019: Northbound Rt. 885 ramp closures to Liberty Bridge/Rt.19/Rt.51 & ramp to Veterans Bridge/I-579 North/I-279 North will occur the weekend of 5/31-6/3 (weather permitting). Detours posted.

Learn more about the project: Nov. 5, 2018 Public Meeting Presentation


East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project

A public meeting was held on March 19, 2018 for the East Carson Street Safety Improvement Project (SR 837, Section A42). As part of PENNDOT's public involvement below are links to the public meeting presentation, meeting displays, and a video rendering to help learn more about the project.

Mar. 19, 2018 Public Meeting Presentation
Display Boards
YouTube Videos


Hazelwood Green Phase 1 Transportation Mitigation Project

The project consists of transportation work required to mitigate Phase 1 development of the Hazelwood Green site in accordance with the 2013 Transportation Impact Study.  Currently the link contains the slides presented at the public meeting held September 26, 2018.

Sep. 26, 2018 Public Meeting Presentation


Swinburne Street Reconstruction Project

The Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce the commencement of construction of the Swinburne Street wall and soil stabilization project on October 21, 2019, following several months of extensive geotechnical analysis and engineering design.

This $630,000 project will correct an ongoing slope instability issue and restore unrestricted two-way traffic.

Swinburne Street construction will last approximately five months from mid-October through March/April 2019. During construction, Swinburne Street will be closed to all traffic in both directions between Greenfield Avenue and Edgehill Street /Childs Street. A detour route will be provided. Access to the Sestili Nursery will still be maintained.

Swinburne Street is one of several streets which have been affected by landslides over the last year as a result of record breaking wet weather. The $1 million response to the Greenleaf landslide in the West End last year and Swinburne Street represent a significant expenditure in landslide repairs. Several other large scale slide response projects will begin in the coming months including List Street, Semicir Street, William Street, Forward Avenue and additional smaller projects. It is expected that more than $8 million of local capital will be invested this year to protect and restore public right of ways.

For questions, please contact the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure at or 412-255-8850.