Thursday, February 21, 2013
The nearby bridge is expected to remain closed for several months as part of a two-year repair project. The Sewickley Bridge is again the designated detour.
When the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge shuts down for repairs on March 4, Sewickley police plan to have a presence on the Route 65 side of the Sewickley Bridge. Sewickley Police Chief James Ersher said officers will assist with traffic control during the first week of the closure at the Sewickley Bridge, designated again as an official detour. PennDOT has authorized to pay for the extra manpower, he said. "We expect the same congestion we did last time," Ersher said. "Hopefully everybody will do what they did last time and find their alternative routes." The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is expected to remain closed until October 2013 as part of a two-year $16.6-million repair project. Crews are performing steel repairs under the bridge deck …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Short-term single-lane closures and traffic shifts will occur during daytime hours.
Expect short-term delays on Interstate 79 for overhead sign safety inspections starting Monday, PennDOT District 11 announced. The delays will occur from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, in various locations along the entire I-79 corridor in Allegheny County—between Exit 73 Wexford and Exit 48 Southpointe. The intermittent, short-term single-lane closures and traffic shifts will occur as crews inspect signs. Motorists should use caution, allow extra time and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. __________________________ Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on Twitter Check out some…
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The bridge will remain open until March 2013, according to PennDOT.
8:30 p.m. UPDATE: The bridge is reopen. 8 p.m. UPDATE: Crews are still working to seal the bridge deck. Cold temperatures are delaying the drying process. Anticipated opening is now 8:30 p.m. The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge will reopen Thursday afternoon after being closed since early March because of structural repairs. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said the bridge will remain closed to pedestrians through winter. The sidewalk has been temporarily removed for improvements. After the bridge is reopened to traffic, short-term lane closures will continue as needed through winter. Struzzi said the 10-foot span bridge will remain open until March 2013 when it will close again until October 2013 to complete repairs. The bridge closed for …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Work between Sewickley and and the Beaver County line continues this weekend.
PennDOT plans to continue work this weekend to improve Route 65 between Sewickley and the Beaver County line will continue this weekend, weather permitting. Starting Friday, Sept. 14 through Monday, Sept. 17, Crews will be resurfacing Route 65 from Chestnut Street in Sewickley to the Ambridge line. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction from 8 p.m. on Friday continuously through 6 a.m. on Monday on Route 65, also known as Ohio River Boulevard. Motorists should expect delays and allow extra time when traveling through the area. The overall $5.1 million, 4.5 mile project on Route 65 includes milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Emsworth, …
Friday, July 27, 2012
State and federal funding prevent the cuts from happening for at least another year.
Hold the phone. Devastating cuts facing ACCESS riders will not occur in September thanks to a special funding arrangement made possible by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and two federal programs that benefit transit riders with disabilities, according to a news release from Port Authority of Allegheny County. Port Authority's Board of Directors on Friday unanimously voted to accept the funding and rescind plans that would have reduced ACCESS service hours and service area starting on Sept. 2. Meanwhile, conversation focused on resolving broader transportation funding issues and the 35-percent Port Authority service reduction scheduled for September are ongoing and involve officials from the state, county, Port Authority and …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Sewickley Bridge will be used as a detour until the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge reopens in mid-November.
The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is expected to be closed for more than eight months beginning at 7 a.m. March 3 as part of a $16.6 million repair project, PennDOT announced Friday. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said on an average day about 12,588 vehicles use the bridge, which carries vehicles over the Ohio River from Route 51 in Aliquippa to 11th Street in Ambridge. The span in Beaver County isn’t expected to reopen until mid-November. Signs will be posted to guide motorists, Struzzi said. Posted detours will take southbound traffic on Route 65 and Route 51 to the already-congested Sewickley Bridge. Struzzi said crews would be working around-the-clock, performing steel repairs under the bridge deck and substructure work. The $16.6 …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Restrictions will occur as needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 27, according to PennDOT.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Beginning on Monday, Jan. 16, motorists traveling through Ambridge on northbound Route 65 in the area under the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge should be prepared for short-term lane closures, according to PennDOT. Weather permitting, crews will be installing work platforms and containment systems above Route 65. Restrictions will occur as needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 27. The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge crosses the Ohio River between Route 65 and Route 51 in Aliquippa and Ambridge. The $16.6 million project to rehabilitate the 10-span structure includes rehabilitation, deck and sidewalk replacement, concrete spall repair, steel repair and replacement, railing, structural steel painting, bituminous pavement patching, …
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Here's a review of the week's headlines from around our region's Three Rivers.
The West Penn Allegheny Health System announced plans to affiliate Allegheny General and its other hospitals with Highmark Inc. A jury from Dauphin County sentenced convicted killer Richard Poplawski to death for the slayings of three Pittsburgh Police officers in 2009. Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward and his "Dancing with the Stars" partner Kym Johnson brought home the Mirror Ball trophy for fans to admire at a packed rally Downtown. In communities all around Western Pennsylvania, folks browsed through farmers markets, stocked their cupboards and staked out the best hometown spots to watch fireworks as the Fourth of July weekend approached. Patch brought you plenty of other stories as well from Around the Rivers over the …