Friday, May 17, 2013
The tunnel will remain open Memorial Day weekend.
The outbound (eastbound) Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East (I-376) will be closed this weekend, May 17-20. The tunnel will remain open in both directions during the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, May 24-27, according to PennDOT. The closing will occur from 11 p.m. on Friday, May 17, through 6 a.m. on Monday, May 20 so that crews can begin the replacement of concrete bridge slabs inside the tunnel and continue to remove the tunnel ceiling. When overall work is completed, vertical clearance in the eastbound tunnel will increase from 13 feet-6 inches to 14 feet-9 inches. Additional improvement activities include foundation work for the sign structure of the Over Height Truck Detection System, electrical work and concrete …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Check this post for closures and cancellations in the area due to weather.
Several activities have been canceled and businesses are closing early Friday due to the snow. Here's a look at some of the affected classes and businesses: Have information about other cancellations? Keep us updated and tell us in the comments! _____________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Government offices and establishments are closed Monday.
If you have to run to the borough office, the post office or the bank, you'll have to wait until Tuesday. The Plum, Oakmont and Verona borough offices will be closed on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday. Also closed are the local post offices; banks; district magistrate offices; the Plum Senior Center; and the Oakmont and Plum Borough Community libraries. All will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. The Port Authority of Allegheny County's bus, T and incline service will operate on holiday schedules on Monday. For schedule information or detours, see www.portauthority.org or contact customer service at 412-442-2000. The TTY number is 412-231-7007. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't …
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Get ready for traffic! Lane closures will begin next week.
Lane closures on the westbound lanes of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels are right around the corner. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that closures will begin on Monday. An inbound lane will close Mondays through Saturdays at 10 p.m. and reopen by 5 a.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Full weekend closures on the inbound lane will begin in July. The $49 million project includes updating electrical systems, lighting system, control system, ventilation system, structural repairs to the walls and arched ceiling, installation of a water line and other improvements. Overall work is set to conclude in the summer of 2014. For a detailed description of closures and detours, see this Plum-Oakmont …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Closures, construction and traffic—all to come in mid-March!
Residents soon will have to find alternative routes to avoid traffic as the Squirrel Hill Tunnels partially close, creating an even larger construction headache for most who use the Parkway East on a regular basis. The $49 million project is slated to begin in the next few weeks by Walsh Construction Company of Canonsburg. “The Squirrel Hill Tunnels needs the rehabilitation work and this is the first major project in many years,” said James Struzzi, press officer for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11. “Secondly, we had funding available to do the major work and when we have funding available, we have to move forward.” The project includes updating electrical systems, lighting system, control system, ventilation system, …