The Beat Goes On

Sometimes you can't see the forest for the trees. At least that's what we hear. But the next time you visit Market Square, we know you'll see all the amazing details as well as the great big picture, too. By now, you've probably noticed that another piece of the Square seems to be complete just about every day. In fact, there are fewer ribbons of yellow tape, orange barrels and cones and fencing in and around the Square since before the project started. Even better, there are more people in the Square just about anytime of the day you go there.

Still, there are few more things that need to be done before the project is 100 percent complete. For instance, this week you'll see even more hanging baskets, filled with red and white blooms. These swinging splashes of color really look great against the bright blue summer skies of the past few weeks. And don't forget, when the weather cools a bit in the next month or so, we'll be planting more trees on the northern side of the Square from the Oyster House to Nicholas Coffee.

Since we really want everything in the Square to be just right, workers have been busy putting the finishing touches on the bricks in the sidewalks, installing bike racks and even shining the bollards and lamp posts.

There will be a few non-related projects continuing around the Square. On one end, PennDOT crews continue to rebuild Forbes Avenue between Wood Street and the Square. At the opposite side of the Square, the NorthShore Connector project rumbles underground. And on the streets leading to the Square from Fifth Avenue, the Pittsburgh Water and Sewage Authority remains on the job installing new pipes on some of the sidestreets.

And just like the Market Square project, they'll be done before you know it!

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