Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Police said the first day for the detour went just as authorities imagined.
The area of Route 65 and the Sewickley Bridge experienced more congestion on Monday than usual, but nothing beyond what police expected. “Traffic increased like we imagined,” said Sewickley Police Chief James Ersher. Ersher said there were no major incidents to report on Monday, the first day of the long-term closure of the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge. PennDOT expects the bridge to remain closed through November as crews work to complete repairs. Signage posted along Route 65 notifies travelers that the Sewickley Bridge is the designated detour. Ersher said police will be stationed at the bridge during peak hours until the end of the week. After that, he suggests that motorists plan accordingly. "If people have major issues, they're going to…
Monday, November 26, 2012
A small snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush hour commute.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Monday, November 26, 2012
A light snowstorm moving into the Pittsburgh area overnight could cause problems with the Tuesday morning rush hour commute. Western Pennsylvania is expected to receive between a half-inch to just under an inch of snow by the time most people are waking up to head to work. The National Weather Service in Moon Township has issued a winter storm warning lasting from 8 p.m. until 1 p.m. Tuesday. Two to five inches of snow could accumulate throughout the day, with temperatures in the low-30s, according to the service. The service reports motorists could face snow-covered roads and limited visiblity. Dennis Sims, a meteorologist at Air Science Consultants in Bridgeville, said light is expected to move into the area around 2 a.m. Tuesday and …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Pittsburgh-area commuters travel one of the most congested routes in the nation, according to a new traffic study.
Commuters traveling east from Robinson and Moon have to contend with some of the most congested roadways in the country, according to a new study released by traffic data firm INRIX. The three-mile stretch along Interstate 376 East from Greentree to the Fort Pitt tunnel has been named as the ninth most heavily trafficked corridor in the country. Rounding out the top eight were routes in either the New York and Los Angeles metro areas, making Pittsburgh's Parkway the most congested corridor outside of the Big Apple and the City of Angels. Click here to view the full list. It takes motorists an average of 13 minutes with a nine-minute delay in peak traffic hours to travel three-mile stretch from Greentree to the tunnels, according to …