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More Traffic Changes On The South Side To Help Curb Recent Violent Incidents

Allyson Ruggieri
90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh's public safety department will continue adjusting traffic patterns on and around the South Side's East Carson Street this weekend as a response to violence in the area.

Beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, East Carson will become a one-way street. Rideshares will not be allowed to stop on the street, and some side streets will be closed to everyone except residents. The adjustments will end at 4 a.m. Sunday.

The increase in violent incidents in the South Side led to traffic changes beginning in late July. Recently, Giant Eagle announced that its grocery store in the neighborhood would temporarily close an hour earlier, at 9 p.m., because of the crime.

KDKA-TV reports that city and state leaders are also working to address issues on the South Side. State Sen. Jay Costa told KDKA that the Pennsylvania State Police could be called in to assist local officers.

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Matthews, Maurice
City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Safety

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