Wednesday, April 24, 2013
PennDOT plans road paving in the borough.
A section of Audubon Road in Sewickley Heights will be closed Thursday, April 25 while crews are performing paving work. The road will be closed 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Fern Hollow Road to Little Sewickley Creek Road to allow for the road work. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and anticipate changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Signs will be posted to guide motorists around the area. The following detour will be posted: Northbound on Audubon Road Fern Hollow Road to southbound Audubon Road
Monday, September 24, 2012
Traffic will be reduced to one alternating lane.
Overnight work is set to continue on Route 65 beginning Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Sewickley, according to PennDOT. This will require traffic to be reduced to one alternating lane overnight. Due to the narrow width of Route 65 in this area and the need to use dual paving machines to complete the work, only one of four lanes will remain open between Chestnut Street and Hazel Lane. Single-lane alternating traffic will occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Saturday night, Sept. 29. From Monday, Oct. 1 through Friday, Oct. 5 crews will have one lane open in each direction while other work is completed in this area including sawing and sealing, pavement markings and other minor improvements. PennDOT advises drivers to allow extra time and be …
Sewickley neighbors aren't upset about the new school itself, but rather the side effects that come with the big project.
Paving is underway at Quaker Valley Middle School and, weather permitting, is expected to last two weeks, according to a school construction official. Joseph Marrone, director of administrative services, said the paving–-part of the district’s ongoing $26.5 million school renovation--involves putting in a new parking lot behind the school's northern end. The paving that began last week with prep work also requires contractors to use on-street parking until complete. “Hopefully we’ll be wrapping up soon and it won’t be disruptive,” Marrone said. But a Sewickley councilman who lives across from the school says the ongoing work has been disruptive to the neighborhood. Councilman Stan Ference recently told council that neighbors have dealt…
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Just click the blue dot on the map to see which areas you may want to avoid.
Route 65 from Sewickley to the Beaver County line isn't the only road getting some PennDOT attention. As the summer driving season winds down, PennDOT crews will be busy again this weekend on several key highways in our area. We've provided you with a simple map to see where the construction crews will be busiest. Just click on the Weekend Construction Work link at the bottom of the map to see which areas you might want to avoid. Keeping up with news in the Sewickley Patch is easy—simply sign up for our daily email newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Find out which four roads are scheduled for repaving.
Paving work is underway in Edgeworth as part of the borough’s 2012 road project. Crews with Monessen-based El Grande Industries have started milling and repaving on Beaver Road between Edgeworth Lane and Academy Avenue. Edgeworth Manager Marty McDaniel said Sycamore Road, a section of Woodland Road and the upper portion of East Drive are also scheduled for repaving. Local roads will remain open to traffic during the work, he said. “They’ll be working in one lane and flagging you through the other lane,” McDaniel said. Beaver Road was last paved in 1999 and Woodland in 2000. McDaniel said the borough tries to repave roads every 10 to 12 years, which he said is the typical lifespan of asphalt before the road begins breaking up into potholes…
Monday, July 9, 2012
Traffic through Emsworth will be reduced to a single lane in each direction around-the-clock beginning at 6 a.m for approximately two weeks through mid to late July.
Traffic on Route 65 will be reduced to one lane starting at Monday, July 9 when improvement work begins in Allegheny and Beaver counties, according to PennDOT. The $5.1 million project aims to improve Route 65, also known as Ohio River Boulevard, in various locations. The overall 4.5 mile project includes milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Emsworth, Sewickley, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Ambridge boroughs. Initial work will occur in Emsworth between Camp Horne Road and Terrace Drive. Crews will improve drainage, patch, mill and resurface and install ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) ramps. The prime contractor is Lindy Paving of New Castle. Overall work will…
Monday, August 1, 2011
Patch columnist finds summer construction a major inconvenience, but believes Sewickley projects will be worthwhile in the end.
Construction in the Pittsburgh area is in full force. By the time I dodge the orange cones on Beaver Street and hit the open road on Route 65 heading toward Downtown, I am stopped in my tracks by detours, cones and barriers aplenty. When I reach the city, I have to navigate my way around the Mellon Arena, where roads are closed. Even if I avoid the city altogether, Sunday-afternoon traffic sporadically pops up on Interstate-376 East heading toward Mt. Lebanon, leaving me stuck for an hour, alone with my anger and impatience. None of this includes traffic and road closings from the filming of the "Batman" movie, which I’m sure will cause headaches and delays. Sure, Christian Bale is attractive, but he’s certainly not worth shutting down …