Sunday, April 14, 2013
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road in Dormont until next week.
PennDOT is delaying the construction work on Banksville Road until next week. The work was scheduled to begin Thursday morning and continue through Monday, but rain showers in the Pittsburgh area pushed construction back a few days. Construction is now expected to begin Monday and continue until Wednesday night. Crews plan to install crosswalk markings at various intersections and pave Helen Street at the intersection with Banksville Road. The northbound lanes of Banksville Road will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The southbound lanes will be under construction from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. during the three days of work. PennDOT is asking motorists to be aware of changing traffic patterns during their commutes. The construction is part of a…
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A concern about noisy nighttime trash collections in a North Hills community raises a bigger question of whether trash collection, lawn mowing, construction and other noisy activities in Pittsburgh's 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. 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 District buildings. …
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects. The biggest projects are reconstruction of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels and Liberty Tubes. Find out if the roads you travel on will be fixed.
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects that hit every corner of Allegheny County. About half of the money being spent on road projects in the county will be spent on bridge reconstruction. PennDOT District 11 Executive Dan Cessna said during a Friday morning press conference that the “most impactful” project in the Pittsburgh area will be reconstruction of the outbound lanes of the Squirrel Tunnels. That project is expected to cost close to $50 million and will include weekend closures beginning on March 22. There will also be various single-lane closures during nights to allow for work. “You’re going to see a ton of work this summer.” Construction also continues on the…
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Brookline residents shared ideas for supporting Boulevard businesses at Monday’s meeting. Which ideas do you like best?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Thursday, February 14
Brookline residents met earlier this week to discuss something that will soon affect everyone in the community—the Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Residents shared ideas for helping keep people on the Boulevard and shopping, even when construction barriers and make-shift sidewalks create a challenge. The Brookline Chamber of Commerce has $5,000 set aside for one or more initiatives to support the business district during the project. Ideas included holding more Boulevard Pub Crawls. Chamber member Nathan Mallory said pub crawls bring as much as $1,500 extra revenue to each business visited. Others suggested revamping the Shop the Line program, greater distribution of The Brookline newsletter, and asking contractors to eat and …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Brookline residents attended a meeting Monday about the Boulevard Reconstruction Project. Members of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce answered many of their questions, and more answers are on the way.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, February 12
About 50 Brookline residents gathered Monday at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Monday to discuss the Brookline Boulevard Reconstruction Project and, mainly, to share ideas about how to support local businesses during construction. But several residents had questions about the project in general, and members of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce provided answers where they could. Construction timeframes, parking, traffic flow, bus routes and more were topics of discussion. Lois McCafferty and Nathan Mallory, both of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, were able to provide the following answers: Unfortunately, many more answers are yet to come. Design plans are finalized and the project is scheduled to begin this spring, but a construction …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The work will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road, through Jan. 25.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The work will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road.
For the second time in a month, crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions for pothole patching across a large part of Route 51. The patching, which will run from the West End Bridge to Curry Hollow Road, will last at least until Jan. 18. That is an approximately 8.7-mile stretch. The work will occur in various locations across the busy state road, possibly hitting the Pittsburgh neighborhoods of West End, Duquesne Heights, Beechview, Mount Washington, Beltzhoover, Bon Air, Brookline, Carrick and/or Overbrook, and/or the boroughs of Whitehall, Brentwood and/or Baldwin. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
But long-term restrictions will resume there in the spring.
Good news for folks in Pittsburgh's South Hills area, as the detours and restrictions that have been in place since March at the Broughton Road-Baptist Road intersection in Bethel Park are scheduled to be removed by Nov. 30, weather permitting. Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 are completing temporary traffic signal work needed to reopen that intersection. And in fact, some movements through the intersection may be possible ahead of the full late November reopening. But the project will not be completely finished until late in 2013, according to a PennDOT news release. Some utility work may continue through this winter with short-term restrictions at that time, followed by additional long-term, single-…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
PennDOT work is scheduled for a 1.21-mile stretch.
Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Connor Road from Mondays to Fridays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 9, due to pothole patching. (UPDATE: This project has been extended for Nov. 13 to Nov. 16.) The work will occur in various locations across all of Connor—specifically, from its Route 88 intersection in Castle Shannon Borough to its Route 19 intersection in Mt. Lebanon. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Motorists should expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area.
Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Mt. Lebanon Boulevard from Tuesday-Friday, Nov. 13-16, due to crack sealing. The work will occur in various locations across all of Mt. Lebanon Boulevard—specifically, from its Route 19 intersection in Mt. Lebanon to its Castle Shannon Boulevard intersection on the Mt. Lebanon-Castle Shannon Borough border. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.