Penn Circle, a major one-way ring road created during Urban Renewal, has caused confusion for drivers and constricted major investment in the neighborhood’s commercial core for more than three decades. In 2002, part of Penn Circle South was reconfigured during the construction of the EastSide development. The City of Pittsburgh is now working with ELDI to convert the next major section of the road into two-way traffic from Highland Avenue to Penn Circle North. The bus loop and parts of Penn Avenue and Broad Street near Penn Circle will also be reconstructed.


All community members are invited to learn about the project and its impact on the community on November 16th from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church. City of Pittsburgh Public Works representatives will present the conversion plan, timing of the project, and answer questions. If you are interested in attending, please R.S.V.P. by November 11th with Tiffany Clark at ELDI, 412-361-8061 ext 15 or We look forward to discussing this exciting project with you!

Comments on this post:
  1. David T says

    What does “From Highland Ave to Penn Circle North” mean? Doesn’t Highland Ave intersect Penn Circle North?

    November 5th, 2009

  2. Emily_ELDI says

    The Penn Circle Conversion is a project where all of Penn Circle (North, South, East and West) will get converted into a two way street. If your interested in learning more about the project, please attend the meeting on November 16th at 6:00 p.m. at the E. Liberty Presbyterian Church in Room 234.

    November 10th, 2009