A meeting to discuss and prepare for the Brookline Boulevard reconstruction project will be held Monday, Jan. 14, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church.
The reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in March, and work will last about nine months. It will include landscaping and tree planting along the street, sidewalk and roadway paving and new traffic signals.
Monday's meeting is geared mainly toward local business owners and professionals who will be directly affected by construction work on Brookline Boulevard.
Josette Fitzibbins, Mainstreets/Elm Street Coordinator for the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh will be the guest speaker. She will provide information about what to expect during the project, and offer suggestions and answer questions about how to best maintain businesses during the project.
Several issues could arise during the reconstruction. During the meeting, the following will be discussed, as well as possible solutions:
- Traffic pattern changes
- Sidewalks torn up-construction
- Temporary closing of parts of the blouvard
- Customers inconvenienced and complaining
- Delivery problems
- Loss of business
- Parking and enforcement
A second meeting is planned for February, and will be open to the community for their input. Then by March our plans will be put into action.
If you're going:
- What: Public meeting to discuss the Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project.
- Where: St. Mark's Lutheran Church on Brookline Boulevard.
- When: Monday, Jan. 14, at 5:45 p.m.