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The I-579 “Cap” is intended to be a transformative project that will reconnect the Lower Hill District and Downtown neighborhoods of the City of Pittsburgh. The I-579 Crosstown Boulevard highway created a trench that separated the Hill District from the economic and cultural life of downtown. The “Cap” would be a structure spanning over the existing highway — an approximately 230 foot wide structure between the Centre Avenue Bridge and Bigelow Boulevard Bridge. It will create a new, urban, public open space of approximately three acres with accessible pedestrian and bicycle pathways. Moreover, it will incorporate much needed sustainable stormwater and energy strategies.

The Sports & Exhibition Authority of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County (SEA) has retained HDR Engineering, Inc. for the final design engineering services for the I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector Project. SEA, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, March 30. They are seeking input by the public on ideas for this future public open space. Additionally, representatives from SEA and their consulting team will be available to answer questions relating to this project.

I-579 “Cap” Urban Connector Project Public Meeting
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Open House 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Presentation at 5:45 p.m., Repeat Presentation at 6:45 p.m.
Where: CONSOL Energy Center – Lexus Room, (Trib Total Media Gate), 1001 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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