On Monday, June 19, 2023, the full length of the Southside Trail between Glenwood Avenue and Boulevard will be closed for construction. The contractor, Reeves Young, is in the process of staging trailers, starting erosion control, and placing construction fencing. Construction is expected to be completed in the spring of 2025.
Suggested detour routes are below and will be posted along the trail access points. Please note that these are suggestions and there are more possible routes. People should decide on a route that works best for their safety, comfort level, and mode of transportation.
Segments 2 and 3 – the unpaved portion between Boulevard and University Avenue at Pittsburgh Yards will remain open for use until construction starts, which is anticipated in early 2024.
Fiber relocation work impacted the construction mobilization for segments 4 and 5 of the Southside Trail. Cutovers from old to new fiber required scheduled outages of service between several entities and could only take place over the weekends. Due to unforeseen circumstances, planned cutovers required rescheduling. Reeves Young proceeded with material orders and other mobilization activities in order to quickly get into full swing and, at this time, the completion date of the project has not been extended.
Details on each Southside Trail segment can be found in our design and construction updates section: Segments 2, 3, 4, and 5.
For construction-related questions, please reach out to Nancy Newell: email@example.com.
*Note: Based on feedback from community members, the detour route options below were updated on June 16.