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, May 15, 2013
Columbia Gas also plans asphalt repairs on Centennial Avenue from Academy Avenue to Grove Street.
Walnut Street will be closed at the end of the month from Route 65 while crews with Columbia Gas perform work in the area. Sewickley Manager Kevin Flannery said Columbia Gas will need a section of the Walnut Street to be closed beginning May 28 to May 31 while conducting work on Walnut. The closing will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Frederick Avenue and Route 65, he said. The street will be open as usual otherwise. Signs will be posted advising motorists of the closure. Borough police will also be working a traffic detail during work hours. The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Valley Ambulance, Quaker Valley School District, Allegheny County 911, and the Cochran Hose Fire Department will be notified. In addition, Columbia …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
Federal tax returns must be postmarked by today, April 15 to qualify for timely filing. If you're filing last minute, click here to find post offices open later than 6 p.m. on Tax Day. PennDOT plans to begin daily improvements on Route 65 from Chestnut Street in Sewickley to the Beaver County line. Because some of this work is temperature sensitive, it cannot be performed at night. Short-term single lane closures will occur as needed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday, April 15 to Tuesday, April 30. Quaker Valley National Honor Society is hosting a "Teacher Volleyball Tournament" on Wednesday, April 17. The first game starts at 6 p.m. in the Quaker Valley High School gym. Admission is $1. Tracy Kane, author of "Fairy Houses" is the special…
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.
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 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.
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 …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
Presidents Day, a federal holiday, is today, Feb. 18. Schools are closed, along with the library and the post office. Youth Connect is hosting a wellness workshop from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Sewickley Valley YMCA. The Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandkids discusses the rewards and challenges families face when grandparents raise their grandchildren. To register call 412-741-9622 or register on-line at www.sewickleyymca.org Jim O'Brien, sports author of Immaculate Reflections: On Pittsburgh and Sports, will be speaking on his new book and sports connections to Sewickley at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Sewickley Public Library. O'Brien will also sign copies of his book. Becky Aikman, author of Saturday …