By Sean P. Ray | Managing Editor
EAST DEUTSCHTOWN AND SPRING GARDEN — Chestnut Street will likely soon see a new set of bricks under a renovation plan by the City of Pittsburgh that will also see the road lose its historic streetcar rails.
At a public meeting at Tripoli Street Community Center on April 13, Project Manager Michael Panzitta of Pittsburgh’s Department of Mobility and Infrastructure (DOMI) detailed the city’s plan to redo the street starting later this year. Panzitta said he anticipates the brickwork for the planned road renovations to be all new, rather than using the existing bricks.
While the plan calls for the removal of the streetcar rails laid into the road, city officials seemed receptive to suggestions from the audience to preserve or memorialize the rails in some way, shape or form.
Check out the May edition of The Northside Chronicle for the full story.