The Department of Public Works will be removing the playground in the West Commons (near the deer pit/Gus & Yia Yia’s) due to safety concerns. The Swings were replaced a few years ago so they will stay open. DPW will be putting the replacement of the safety surface and playground in the 2021 capital budget request.
WHAT THE MUCK!?
(volunteer clean up of Lake Elizabeth)
The Parks Conservancy in partnership with Allegheny CleanWays and the City are hosting a cleanup of Lake Elizabeth in Allegheny Commons Park on the Northside. Volunteers will be working alongside staff to remove debris from the recently drained lake on the following days/times:
- Tuesday, June 23rd – 9:00 am-12:00 pm – FB Page for 6/23 – Registration link for 6/23
- Thursday, June 25th – 9:00 am-12:00pm – FB Page for 6/25 – Registration link for 6/25
West Ohio Street Bridge Construction
PITTSBURGH, PA (June 18, 2020) The City of Pittsburgh Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) is pleased to announce the start of construction on the new West Ohio Street Bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad in Allegheny Commons Park in the Allegheny Center neighborhood of the City. The bridge has been closed to traffic since January 2018 due to deterioration of the 117-year-old structure. When construction is completed in the Fall of 2021, the new West Ohio Street bridge will support a full return of service between Allegheny Commons and Allegheny West.
In the coming weeks, a temporary pedestrian bridge will be installed to allow for continuous pedestrian access over the railroad during the project.
For questions, please contact the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure at zachary.workman@pittsburghpa.