Sunday, November 18, 2012
Alternative Center for Education, which serves many local communities, could be shut down due to low student enrollment.
By the time she reached ninth grade, Emma Pasekoff was already falling through the cracks. The Mt. Lebanon High School teen fell in with the wrong crowd and lost interest in school. She began losing the respect of her parents, who thought she would never graduate. “I started losing hope for myself. I didn’t care about getting good grades,” said Pasekoff, 20, of Sewickley. “Everything was just immensely deteriorating.” As a last-ditch effort, the 10th grader decided with her parents and principals to try the Alternative Center for Education, a separate alternative school on the Parkway West Career and Technology Center campus. Pasekoff focused on schoolwork, took up the culinary arts program at Parkway and turned her situation around, going…
Friday, October 12, 2012
A tractor-trailer barreled through the concrete median on I-376 near Carnegie before crashing into cars and causing major traffic back-ups in both directions Friday morning.
Crews have reopened all lanes of the Parkway West four hours after a major crash closed the interstate in both directions near the Carnegie exit Friday morning. A tractor-trailer apparently barreled through the concrete median, crashing into two cars and causing major traffic back-ups in both directions, WPXI-TV reported. The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. during the morning rush hour commute. It’s not known if anyone was injured in the crash. PennDOT workers could be seen working most of the morning trying to repair the concrete median. All lanes were reopened shortly before 10 a.m. Like the Chartiers Valley Patch Facebook page or sign up for our Daily E-mail Newsletter!
Friday, September 21, 2012
Just click the blue dot on the map to see which areas you may want to avoid.
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. Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on Facebook and Twitter. For more news, sign up for our email Newsletter.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Here are five key projects which may impact your weekend travel plans.
Getting from here to there may be challenging this weekend as crews performance maintenance and repair work on some of the area's busiest highways. I-579 Veterans Bridge Ramp improvements Traffic on the northbound I-579 Veterans Bridge approach to the Parkway North (I-279) will be reduced to a single lane from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. on Monday. Crews will be replacing expansion dams. Single lane traffic will occur between the off-ramp to Route 28 and the Parkway North. Parkway North/Fort Duquesne Bridge Ramp improvements Crews will be applying an overlay on the ramp, also known as the Portal Bridge, that connects the inbound Fort Duquesne Bridge to the outbound Fort Pitt Bridge and the Parkway East. The following closures will occur from…
Friday, June 1, 2012
There will be overnight and weekend traffic restrictions.
Friday, June 1, 2012
A $4.7 million project to improve Banksville Road (Route 19) in the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont and Mt. Lebanon will begin weather permitting on Monday, June 4. The project includes milling and resurfacing, culvert improvements, drainage, guiderail, curbing and traffic signal and signage upgrades on 2.4 miles of Banksville Road from the Parkway West (I-376) to McFarland Road. Overall work will conclude in December, according to PennDOT. Overnight and weekend traffic restrictions will occur according to the following schedule: Weeknights Monday through Thursdays: Weekends Friday nights through Monday mornings (as needed): Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays and changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A little piggy seen running on the Parkway West near Green Tree created quite a stir and backed-up traffic during Wednesday morning’s commute into Pittsburgh.
Why did the pig cross the Parkway? Apparently to go “wee wee wee” all the way home. The piggy going to market, however, apparently took the bus. The little pig seen running on the Parkway West near Green Tree created quite a stir and backed up traffic during Wednesday morning’s commute into Pittsburgh. A motorist tweeted a photo of the animal running on the inbound lanes that immediately went viral and caused a commotion on social media websites. It also led to jokes from people suggesting the city be renamed Pigsburgh in honor of the loose swine. No one is sure how the “Pig on the Parkway” found its way onto the highway or where it went, not even PennDOT workers monitoring the situation from traffic cameras. “No one here saw the pig, only…
Monday, February 13, 2012
Several accidents were reported nearby this morning, making commutes difficult.
If your morning commute seemed a little dicey Monday morning, it's likely because of the number of car accidents reported nearby. A rollover accident occurred in the 2300 block of Clairton Boulevard (Route 51) around 8:15 a.m. Injuries were reported, but no other information is available at this time. At around the same time, a five-vehicle accident occurred in the outbound lanes of the Parkway West near the Carnegie Exit. Traffic was detoured to Nobelstown Road, then to I-79 and back to the parkway. One outbound lane reopened around 9 a.m., and PennDOT reported shortly after that the crash had been cleared. No serious injuries were reported. A third crash, this one in the inbound lanes of the Parkway West on the far side of Green Tree …