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What Improvements Should Be Made at the 51-88 Junction?

A public meeting regarding a road project there will be held on Wednesday.

An estimated $15-$20-million project aimed at improving the busy Route 51-Route 88 intersection will formally begin in early 2013. But on Wednesday, the , which is expected to take two years to complete.

The public meeting, open to all at the Saint Norbert Church Hall from 5 to 7 p.m., will include a 5:30 presentation of what project organizers intend to accomplish at the busy junction that helps to connect a large part of Pittsburgh's South Hills area to Downtown.

Now, we ask you, what improvements are you hoping to see at the 51-88 junction, which covers, essentially, an area from Stewart Avenue on the border of  to Saint Norberts Street in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood?

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cc July 24, 2012 at 08:04 AM
Make the creek another 10-20 feet deeper so it doesn't flood like it did last Friday.
N. Stebick July 24, 2012 at 10:55 AM
at the very least widen the lanes, move the busway out of the intersection, and add turning lanes.
cc July 24, 2012 at 01:31 PM
They are going to widen lanes and create another road to get to the bus lane and rt 88 going North. I just wish they would of did this 15 years ago.
Jeff Healy July 24, 2012 at 04:03 PM
A bypass like at the Liberty tunnel so if you are not turning onto 88 you just keep going
Frank July 24, 2012 at 07:54 PM
A hotdog stand would be nice, so that you can snack while waiting in traffic.
Margaret French July 24, 2012 at 08:15 PM
You are too funny Frank.
Charlie Forquer July 25, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Eliminate all left turns. Either with jug handles on 51 or under passes from/to 88. This would actually be a great place for a traffic circle no?
cc July 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM
not enough property down there to make a cloverleaf but the new plans makes me wish the construction was already done
Margaret French July 25, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Right, that is going to be a BIG nightmare!
Tim McWilliams July 28, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Blow it up and start over!

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