Monday, March 4, 2013
Motorists should expect delays in the area of the Sewickley Bridge.
The long-term closing of the nearby Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge begins today, March 4. Expect delays traveling in the area of the Sewickley Bridge, which has been designated the alternate detour through November. The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is expected to remain closed until October as part of a two-year $16.6-million repair project. Crews are performing steel repairs under the bridge deck and substructure work, according to PennDOT. Moon Township Police plan to maintain a presence on the Route 51 side of the Sewickley Bridge.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
How are the roads on your way to work? View our map for a glimpse of traffic and conditions.
Heading out for your morning commute to work or school? Take a look at this map for a view of roadways around Robinson and Moon townships, courtesy our partners at MapQuest. Click on "view larger map" for an interactive look at how the roads are where you live. Then click on the blue camera icon to see live pictures from traffic cameras. Map Legend:
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Motorists can expect restrictions in both directions of Route 65 at Cross Street in Leetsdale.
As crews continue reconstruction work on northbound Route 65 in Leetsdale, southbound lanes restrictions will also take place beginning Tuesday, Dec. 4. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said southbound restrictions are needed for safety and access as crews continue full-depth concrete reconstruction in the Cross Street intersection area. Southbound single-lane closures will occur according to the following schedule: Northbound Route 65 was restricted to a single lane beginning Friday and lasting around-the-clock through late December. Additional work includes curb and inlet replacements, asphalt patching, signals and other minor improvements. The overall $5.1 million, 4.5 mile project on Route 65 includes milling and resurfacing, …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The bridge will remain open until March 2013, according to PennDOT.
The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge will reopen Thursday afternoon after being closed since early March because of structural repairs. PennDOT spokesman James Struzzi said the bridge will remain closed to pedestrians through winter. The sidewalk has been temporarily removed for improvements. After the bridge is reopened to traffic, short-term lane closures will continue as needed through winter. Struzzi said the 10-foot span bridge will remain open until March 2013 when it will close again until October 2013 to complete repairs. The bridge closed for extensive rehabilitation as part of a two-year $16.6-million rehabilitation project.Crews are performing steel repairs under the bridge deck and substructure work. The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge …
Monday, September 10, 2012
TRAFFIC ALERT: There will be periodic lane closures in both directions of Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit today and tomorrow.
There will be periodic lane closures in both directions of Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit on Monday and Tuesday. PennDOT announced the single-lane closures at varying times from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. both days while crews inspect the bridge near Exit 54. The bridge carries traffic over the Chartiers Creek between Bridgeville and South Fayette Township. PennDOT officials said the lane closures on both sides will not be done simultaneously so as to ease the traffic flow. However, PennDOT is urging motorists to use caution and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Sign up for the free Robinson-Moon Patch daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Headaches lie ahead this morning for commuters who rely on access to Ohio River Boulevard.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Moon and Coraopolis-area commuters who rely on heavily traveled Ohio River Boulevard should avoid it during this morning's rush hour due to a police chase and crash that has closed the highway in Avalon and Ben Avon. Route 65 is closed between Camp Horne Road and Brighton Road, according to police. The suggested detour is Camp Horne Road and the Parkway North/Interstate 279 North. Traffic is congested in the area, according to KDKA-TV. The chase began around 3 a.m. at a gas station in Bellevue and involved gunshots when the vehicle briefly dragged an officer who attempted to stop it, according to KDKA. Two Avalon police officers were injured, and Ohio Township police arrested one motorist, the television station reported.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
Local officials expect the work, which begins next week, will have significant impacts on traffic and the upcoming Harvest Festival.
Moon-area motorists who think the Sewickley Bridge area is a commuting nightmare now may want to steer cleer of Route 65 over the next couple of weeks. That's because PennDOT is gearing for two projects expected to have a huge impact on motorists traveling on the bridge and Route 65. Borough Manager Kevin Flannery said he received notice Friday of PennDOT's plans to begin work Tuesday, Sept. 4 on Route 65 from the Sewickley Bridge to the Beaver County line. The work will occur during the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and is expected to be completed in two to three weeks. For motorists, this will mean one-lane traffic in both directions. The work is expected to be completed in two to three weeks. In addition to the Route 65 work, beginning at 7…
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Area commuters will pay more to take Port Authority buses.
Moon and Robinson residents will be paying more to ride the bus next month. Starting July 1, increases go into effect on most Port Authority of Allegheny County fares, including cash fares for full-fare and half-fare riders, all tickets and passes. According to a news release, the fare increases are required to balance Port Authority's budget for the fiscal year of 2013, which begins on July 1. The base one-zone cash fare will increase by $0.25 from $2.25 to $2.50 one way. Two-zone rides will increase by $0.50 from $3.25 to $3.75 one way. Additionally, fare changes will go into effect for ACCESS riders that same day. Full information on fares, including instructions on exchanging tickets, is available here. The Port Authority Customer …
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
PennDOT plans to continue monitoring traffic over the next few days.
Sewickley police say the shut down of the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge didn’t produce many headaches during Monday’s rush hour commutes. “It’s a little congested, but it’s been going fairly well,” Sewickley Police Chief James Ersher said on Monday. An overnight snowfall and subsequent road conditions most likely slowed morning traffic. Ersher said no traffic tickets were issued and no accidents were reported. The Sewickley Bridge is being used as the main detour during eight months of repairs to the nearby Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge, which officially closed on Saturday. Ersher said much of the congestion he saw on Monday appeared to be coming across the Sewickley Bridge from Moon Township. “Traffic on 65 seemed to be moving very well,” Ersher …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Motorists encouraged to get E-ZPass to avoid higher tolls.
Fares on most of Pennsylvania's toll roads yesterday increased by about 10 percent. Because electronic-toll rates will not go up, E-ZPass customers will pay about 17 percent less than cash customers, on average, starting this year. E-ZPass users currently pay 7 percent less, on average, than cash customers on the Pennsylvani Turnpike. With the new rates — which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. — the most-common cash toll for passenger vehicles will increase from $1.10 to $1.25, while the most-common cash toll for a standard commercial-truck classification (Class 5) will rise from $8.95 to $9.85. The 2012 fares were determined by applying a 10 percent increase on top of the 2011 fare, then rounding up to the nearest nickel. The increase will …