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 …
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. …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Redistricting could happen as early as next school year or as late as the 2015-16 school year.
Plum Borough School District officials continue to explore the best option for redistricting—it could occur as early as next school year or as late as the 2015-16 school year. However, the school board and administrators have many factors to consider when deciding when to implement the new plan. A new school building project at the Adlai Stevenson Elementary site is expected to begin this summer/fall, Holiday Park Elementary is closing once the new school is built and hundreds of Adlai students will be moved to the Old Pivik during construction of the new school ((district officials are calling this AS@P). As of right now, plans call for crews to break ground/demolish the existing Adlai Stevenson in June 2013. Building construction will …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Firms were hired to work on the district's newest school.
The Plum School Board has chosen a name and awarded contracts for work on a new school in the district. On Tuesday, the board appointed several firms to work on the school, which will be erected at the Adlai Stevenson Elementary site. Current plans call for the immediate closure of the current Holiday Park Elementary—Regency Park Elementary also could close in the future—and the redistricting of all students. The new school building will mirror the new George Pivik School. The board decided the name of the new building would be Holiday Park Elementary School. At a facilities committee meeting earlier this month, board member Shane McMasters said it made the most sense because it would be the only school located in the Holiday Park …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
A heads up if you're traveling on the road.
A road crew is improving New Texas Road near Lindsey Lane in Plum on Thursday morning. Workers were using oil and dumping chips on the road surface. Traffic flow was reduced to one alternating lane and caused just a slight delay for drivers. Take caution while driving on the road. _______________________ Plum-Oakmont Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Here are some construction updates for Allegheny River Boulevard and Allegheny Avenue.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Roadwork on Allegheny River Boulevard and Allegheny Avenue in Oakmont will begin this week. The construction might affect traffic patterns. Here's a look at the work going on: Tuesday, May 1, through Friday, May 4—The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be repairing portions of Allegheny Avenue. Expect delays between Pennsylvania Avenue and Brr-Kees on Allegheny Avenue. Monday May 7 through beginning of July—Brick work will begin on Allegheny River Boulevard and will take about 60 days to complete. There are two sections of the boulevard that will be affected. Parking will be limited. It is important that while the construction is occurring that you obey all posted signs and be on alert while in the two construction zones. …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Here's a roundup of roadwork going on this week.
Several road projects in Plum-Oakmont and surrounding areas are included in the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's weekly maintenance schedule. Work will occur in the following areas—weather permitting—through Friday, April 20. Lane closures and restrictions should be expected in work areas. Crews will be patching New Texas Road in Plum from Route 286 to Leechburg Road; Leechburg Road in Penn Hills from Saltsburg Road to Milltown-Unity Road; Allegheny River Boulevard in Penn Hills/Pittsburgh from Sandy Creek Road to Washington Boulevard; and Freeport Road in Harmar/O'Hara from Kirk Avenue to the PA Turnpike. Sweeping will occur in Indiana/Freeport from Freeport Road to Saxonburg Boulevard. Litter will be removed on the Parkway …
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, …
Monday, October 24, 2011
The estimated $450,000 project will install three automated gate systems and advanced warning signs in the area.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Work to install an advanced notification flood gate system on Washington Boulevard (Route 8) in Pittsburgh will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 25 weather permitting. The estimated $450,000 project will install three automated gate systems at the following locations: Five advanced warning signs will also be installed at the following locations: The system will use pressure sensors that automatically close the gates and activate the warning signs when a pre-determined amount of water is detected on the roadway. When the system activates, it will also notify the appropriate emergency response personnel. The effort came about after an Aug. 19 flood on Washington Boulevard that killed four people—Kimberly Griffith of Plum and her two daughters, Brenna …