Friday, May 17, 2013
PennDOT is set to begin a $6.3 million improvement project.
PennDOT plans to begin a $6.3 million project to improve Route 65, or Ohio River Boulevard, starting on Monday, May 20. According to PennDOT, crews will be improving drainage, milling and paving. To allow initial work to occur, southbound traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes of Route 65 from Camp Horne Road in Emsworth to Locust Street in Avalon. Work to start the shift will begin at 8 p.m. on Monday evening. One 10-foot wide lane will be maintained in each direction in this area around-the-clock for the duration of the project. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Starting Thursday, drivers will have limited weekday access to the Osborne Elementary School entrance.
Drivers will have limited access to the Osborne Elementary School entrance starting on Thursday, April 18. According to the Quaker Valley School District, crews will be completing sewer line work on Beaver Road near the elementary school weekdays from Thursday through Tuesday, April 23. Buses will be able to access the building, but cars using the main entrance will have a significant wait time, the district said. Drivers are asked to plan accordingly. The work is part of a sewer interconnect project involving Sewickley, Glen Osborne and Aleppo Township. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A concern about noisy nighttime trash collections in Ross Township raises a bigger question of whether trash collection, lawn mowing, construction and other noisy activities in Pittsburgh's north suburbs should have time limits.
Complaints from residents in a North Hills community have brought to light a problem that many municipalities have faced over time—when to restrict noise-making activities. Noise at night has been the topic of conversation at many board of commissioners and council meetings throughout the Pittsburgh area over the years. Most recently, Ross Township commissioners are amending an ordinance to restrict the collection of garbage from commercial and/or non-residential areas from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Currently, trash collection is not allowed in Ross between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. under an ordinance enacted in 1993. The township's decision was made after residents complained about noisy, night garbage collections near three North Hills School …
Friday, March 22, 2013
The gas company will address members of the public at 5:30 p.m. April 3 in the Sewickley Municipal Building.
Columbia Gas in April will begin work on $1.6 million in repairs to aging pipeline infrastructure throughout Sewickley borough. The utility provider will hold a public meeting to discuss the project, which entails replacing more than 8,000 feet of existing steel pipe with plastic pipe, during a months-long construction process. Representatives from Columbia Gas will be on hand from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 3 in the second-floor council chamber at the Sewickley Municipal Building, where residents can learn more about the project. Construction, slated to begin in mid-April, will impact 170 customers. Work will take place on Walnut, Grant, Little, Frederick, Henry, Thorn, Emery, Bank, Ferry and Elwick streets. New service lines will be …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Lane closures begin today as part of the overall $5.1 million reconstruction project. Find out how long it will last.
Construction work continues today, Dec. 11 in Emsworth as part of a $5.1 million project to improve Route 65, or Ohio River Boulevard. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said crews will be constructing a barrier wall, installing guide rail and performing other work. For commuters it means southbound single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays through Friday, Dec. 21 between Camp Horne Road and Beaver Avenue. PennDOT is advising motorists to allow extra time and be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Use all lanes to the merge point and allow others to form a single lane courteously. The overall 4.5 mile project on Route 65 includes milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Fern Hollow Road will be fully closed to through-traffic through late December.
A long-term road project to improve Fern Hollow Road in Sewickley Hills will begin Monday, Nov. 12 and last through late December, according to PennDOT. What this means for travelers is the road will be fully closed to through-traffic beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday around-the-clock through late December. The road will remain open to the work area only for local traffic. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said the project involves extending an existing retaining wall, improving drainage and repairing a slide on Fern Hollow Road between Duff City Road and Camp Meeting Road. The roadway has been partially closed for at least a year in the area. About 1,009 vehicles use Fern Hollow Road on an average day. When work is completed, traffic on Fern …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Due to inclement weather, this work has been postponed until Monday, Nov. 5. The road will be closed through mid-November.
Update: Due to inclement weather, this work has been postponed until Monday, Nov. 5. Road construction crews plan to begin work Monday, Oct. 29 to reconstruct Way Hollow Road in Sewickley Heights, according to Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman. Struzzi said PennDOT’s Allegheny County maintenance unit will be reconstructing a section of Way Hollow Road between Backbone Road and Woodland Road. Way Hollow Road will be closed beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Monday continuously for approximately two weeks through mid-November. About 824 vehicles use Way Hollow Road on an average day. The road will remain open for local traffic only. Through traffic will be detoured using Centennial Avenue to Grove Street to Backbone Road and vice versa. Motorists …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Work picks up again Thursday night and continues overnight through Oct. 19.
PennDOT plans to continue overnight Route 65 work beginning on Thursday, Oct. 11. Traffic will be reduced to single lanes in each direction from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Friday through Oct. 19 from Sewickley to Beaver County. In the area of 65 between Chestnut Street and Hazel Lane in Edgeworth, only one of four lanes will remain open due to the narrow width of the boulevard. Work includes sawing and sealing, curbing, pavement markings, and other minor improvement activities. PennDOT advises motorists to allow extra time and be prepared for delays.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Sewickley project's first phase of work is expected to take about three months to complete in the Sewickley Cemetery.
Construction on the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Project is ready for take off. Project consultant Rich Dieter of Crescendo Group Consultants, Inc. in McKees Rocks, said the first phase work of the memorial is expected to begin within the next two weeks in the Sewickley Cemetery. Plans include a plaza, four benches and a large monument with a red "tail” on the back. The first phase work is expected to take about three months, with a December completion, he said. “Obviously, our plans are contingent upon cooperative weather,” Deiter said. “This will give the public something to see as we continue raising the balance of funds.” The public will be able to visit the memorial, which will be open to the public. A sign posted on the premises will …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Sewickley officials expect the work, which begins next week, will have significant impacts on traffic and the upcoming Harvest Festival.