Allegheny River Boulevard to be Paved in Verona Next Year
Verona officials must fix a storm sewer near Center Avenue before the work begins.
A large chunck of Allegheny River Boulevard in Verona is scheduled to be paved in 2013, but officials are looking into fixing a storm sewer before the work occurs.
On Tuesday, borough Engineer Larry Seiler said he has met with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials about the project, and they given a June 1 deadline for the storm sewer repairs.
Seiler said a storm sewer along Center Avenue near the GetGo gas station needs work, but he doesn't know the extent of the damage at this time.
"At this point, we don't know if we have to replace it or repair it," he said. "Until we televise it, we won't know the extent."
Paving is expected to occur from Jones Street to Plum Street next year. Seiler said if the storm sewer project isn't complete before paving begins, the new road could collapse.
Councilman Dom Conte agreed.
"It definitely has to be fixed," he said.