Southside Trail – Segment 1 (West Segment)

Terminus of Westside trail at Allene Ave to Pittsburgh Yards // Subarea 2

Southside Trail Segment 1, also called Southside Trail West, is the first of five segments of the Southside Trail to undergo construction in a phased approach. Approximately one mile long, Southside Trail – West runs from the southern terminus of the Westside Trail at University Avenue to the Annie E. Casey Foundation site at Pittsburgh Yards, just west of the I-75/85 overpass. Once complete, it will connect three open and emerging job centers – Pittsburgh Yards, Murphy Crossing, and Lee + White.

Southside Trail – West is currently closed for construction. Construction will include a 14-foot-wide concrete trail; ADA access at Allene Avenue and Metropolitan Parkway with appropriate crosswalks and signalization; ADA access at Pittsburgh Yards and to Capital View Manor; a new pedestrian bridge over Metropolitan Parkway; environmental remediation of the corridor; lights; security cameras; stainless steel handrails; utility relocations; storm water drainage; retention walls; and full landscaping.

Project Status

  • Completed Activities:
    • Tree removal for 90% of corridor
    • Grubbing
    • Billboard removal
    • Environmental hot spot remediation
    • Erosion and sediment control measure installation
    • Version utility relocation
    • Closing of all real estate transactions
    • Storm water management infrastructure
    • Mass grading work
    • Duct-bank installation
  • Upcoming Activities:
    • Complete bridge at Metropolitan
    • Concrete work for trail
    • Granite cladding on retaining walls
    • Lighting and security cameras
    • Landscaping

Project Timeline

January 2020
Groundbreaking Ceremony
February 2020
Pre-construction activities
June 2020
Construction Start
Summer 2021
Construction Complete (~Q2 2021)