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
The crash happened when a car skidded sideways into the path of another vehicle, according to WTAE-TV.
WTAE is reporting that two people were killed and two others injured after a car skidded sideways into the path of another vehicle early today on Route 65 in Ben Avon. The Beaver County Times identified the deceased as 19-year-old David Michael Mooney and 22-year-old Christopher Michael Lantzy, both of New Brighton. Ohio Township Police Chief Norbert Miklos told WTAE one car carrying the two crossed into the other lane and into the path of another oncoming vehicle. Investigators believe speed, bald tires and wet roads played a factor. Two were killed and one injured in the first car. The driver of the second car had serious injuries. The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. on a bend near the border of Ben Avon and Emsworth. Route 65 was shut…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The work is scheduled to begin tomorrow.
PennDOT plans daytime work on Thursday and Friday along Route 65 from Sewickley to the Beaver County line. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said because this work is temperature sensitive, it cannot be performed at night. The work is part of a $5.1 million project to improve Route 65, or Ohio River Boulevard, between Chestnut Street and Beaver County. The work will occur on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. Crews will be performing signal work to install pavement loop sensors in various locations. Short-term single lane closures will occur as needed between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. PennDOT also resumed work Monday night, April 1 in the same area on Route 65. One lane is open in each direction as needed while work is performed …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The research and drilling work will occur this week.
PennDOT plans to conduct geotechnical drilling and research for future improvements on Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard). According to James Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, the work will occur on Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4 weather permitting. Crews will be performing pavement core drilling operations between Interstate 79 in Glenfield and Chestnut Street in Sewickley. Lane closures will occur in various locations as needed both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect changing traffic patterns. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Lots of Sewickley area restaurants, shops and other great places can be found in our directory. Review them here!
This week's local business spotlight is the Sewickley Veterinary Hospital, located on Ohio River Boulevard in Sewickley. Sewickley Veterinary Hospital, bought in 1995 by Margaret Dismukes, V.M.D., provides routine preventive care, early detection and treatment of disease, and complete medical and surgical care. The facility includes a pharmacy, surgery suite, X-ray and a supervised hospitalization area. Have your taken your pet to Sewickley Veterinary Hospital? Review this business on the Sewickley Veterinary Hospital directory listing. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The improvements are part of a $5.1 million project started 2012.
Work to improve Route 65 between Chestnut Street in Sewickley and the Beaver County line will resume Monday night, April 1. One lane will be open in each direction as needed while work is performed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The project is expected to last through late April. The improvements are part of a $5.1 million project started 2012. Remaining work includes curb installation, pavement markings, drainage and other minor improvements. The overall 4.5 mile project, set to conclude this spring, involved milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Emsworth, Sewickley, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Ambridge. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter Check out some of today's …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Two local groups say a noise barrier is needed between the park and Ohio River Boulevard.
The Osborne Train & Park Association plans to build a fence along the border between Route 65 and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Natural Park and Trail. The fence will combat noise from Ohio River Boulevard and offer additional privacy to trail-goers, according to an announcement from the association. Partial funding for the fence has been provided by the Sewickley Valley Community Fund, which has awarded a $3,000 grant to the association. The fence will span 200-feet from Glen Osborne Elementary towards Sewickley, along the park's border. The Osborne Train & Park Association, a nonprofit, must match funding for the grant, said Sewickley Valley Community Fund President William Logsdon. The association is now soliciting donations to meet the …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Officers from the West Hills DUI Task Force on March 16 conducted a checkpoint on Ohio River Boulevard.
Officers from a dozen local police departments stopped motorists traveling along Ohio River Boulevard in Emsworth during a checkpoint intended to net drunken driving arrests. The checkpoint, conducted from 10 p.m. March 16 to 3 a.m. March 17, was a part of the West Hills DUI Task Force's regular patrols. The regional police group, funded through state grant dollars, works to deter impaired driving in the Pittsburgh region. According to Moon Sgt. Doug Ogden, director of the task force: Police from Sewickley, Edgeworth, Coraopolis, Leetsdale, Bellevue, Avalon, Moon, Robinson, North Fayette, Ohio Township, and Findlay took part in the effort.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Police said the first day for the detour went just as authorities imagined.
The area of Route 65 and the Sewickley Bridge experienced more congestion on Monday than usual, but nothing beyond what police expected. “Traffic increased like we imagined,” said Sewickley Police Chief James Ersher. Ersher said there were no major incidents to report on Monday, the first day of the long-term closure of the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge. PennDOT expects the bridge to remain closed through November as crews work to complete repairs. Signage posted along Route 65 notifies travelers that the Sewickley Bridge is the designated detour. Ersher said police will be stationed at the bridge during peak hours until the end of the week. After that, he suggests that motorists plan accordingly. "If people have major issues, they're going to…
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The meeting runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sewickley Academy and will focus on improving and enhancing the Route 65 corridor.