Wednesday, May 30, 2012
A little piggy seen running on the Parkway West near Green Tree created quite a stir and backed-up traffic during Wednesday morning’s commute into Pittsburgh.
Why did the pig cross the Parkway? Apparently to go “wee wee wee” all the way home. The piggy going to market, however, apparently took the bus. The little pig seen running on the Parkway West near Green Tree created quite a stir and backed-up traffic during Wednesday morning’s commute into Pittsburgh. A motorist tweeted a photo of the animal running on the inbound lanes that immediately went viral and caused a commotion on social media websites. It also led to jokes from people suggesting the city be renamed Pigsburgh in honor of the loose swine. No one is sure how the “Pig on the Parkway” found its way onto the highway or where it went, not even PennDOT workers monitoring the situation from traffic cameras. “No one here saw the pig, …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
A motorist was killed in the two-vehicle crash, which occurred near Grant Street in Pittsburgh.
A 19-year-old Moon Township woman was injured in an Interstate 376 West crash early today that left one motorist dead. Pennsylvania State Police said a 2004 Volkswagon Jetta traveling the wrong way on the westbound Grant Street exit off Interstate 376 collided at 2 a.m. with a 2010 Hyundai Sonata traveling westbound on the interstate. State troopers said the vehicles collided head-on. A Moon Township woman, who was a passenger in the Hyundai, sustained moderate injuries in the crash. The driver of the vehicle was seriously injured but will survive, according to a statement from state police. The driver of the Volkswagon was pronounced dead after the crash at UMPC Mercy Hospital. Two other passengers in the vehicle sustained moderate …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Federal officials say the long-awaited project has "cleared its last hurdle."
Construction on a new Moon Township military commissary can now "move forward without delay," according to a statement from Western Pennsylvania's congressional leaders. More than $17 million in federal funding has been freed for construction of the commissary, according to a joint statement issued Monday by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy, Jason Altmire, Mike Doyle, Bill Shuster and Mark Critz. Construction on the project was originally slated to begin in July, said U.S. Defense Commissary Agency spokesman Richard Brink. The commissary will cover 43,000 square feet at the intersection of University Boulevard and Interstate 376. It will serve as a trading post and grocery store for active and retired …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Police blotter for Thursday, Aug. 18.
An Allison Park man was charged with drunken driving and aggravated assault with a vehicle after crashing his motorcycle off Interstate 376 East. Joshua Shoff, 32, earlier this month was charged with three counts of driving under the influence of alcohol, accidents involving death or injury of another and aggravated assault with a vehicle. Moon Police said Shoff crashed his motorcycle near the Interstate 376 Montour Run Road exit, critically injuring his passenger. Police said Shoff was driving eastbound at about 10 p.m. May 28 on the interstate when his motorcycle hit a pile of debris, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. Shoff's passenger, Candace Pisarksi, 26, of Gibsonia, was thrown from the motorcycle and seriously injured …
Friday, July 29, 2011
PennDOT plans to repair guide rails in both directions between Robinson Township and Monaca.
Friday, July 29, 2011
If you're planning to travel Interstate 376 along the Parkway West or the Beaver Valley Expressway, look out for single-lane closures. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said intermittent, short-term single lane and shoulder closures began at 10 p.m. last night through early this morning in several locations along I-376. Weather permitting, contractor crews will be working on guide rail repairs from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in both directions. The work spans from Allegheny County to Beaver County between the Robinson Town Center (Exit 59) and Monaca (Exit 39) interchanges. All exits and ramps will remain open, PennDOT said. Penn Line Services, Inc. is the prime contractor for the repairs. Motorists are advised to use caution and slow …
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Work will conclude on the project in November.
Construction will begin tomorrow on the bridge that carries Interstate 376 West over Campbells Run Road in nearby Robinson Township, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. The bridge, located east of the Interstate 79 interchange, is slated for a $1.5 million preservation project that will include a latex modified concrete overlay, structural steel painting and other structural rehabilitation. Traffic on that portion of the Parkway will be reduced to two 10-feet-wide lanes in each direction beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow. Construction on the project will take place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily and conclude in November. PennDOT advises motorists to use caution while driving through the construction zone. Pittsburgh-…
Monday, June 20, 2011
Township leaders want to revamp the Thorn Run Road ramp and signals to eliminate congestion and rush-hour snarls.
Officials from the Moon Transportation Authority met with federal lawmakers last week in Washington, D.C., to request funding for a local transportation project to improve an interchange. MTA President Mark Scappe and authority board members Frank Sinatra and Tom Weaver attended meetings Wednesday with Sen. Pat Toomey, Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Tim Murphy. Scappe said the authority was seeking $3 million in federal funding to improve the Thorn Run Road interchange off Interstate 376. The $4.5 million project would include new traffic signals in the intersection as well as a redesigned exit ramp off the interstate, Scappe said. Scappe said a preliminary design for the interchange was in the process of being approved by the Pennsylvania …
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Two people are hurt in afternoon collision on Interstate 376
A Moon Township woman and an Aliquippa man were injured and taken to a hospital Thursday afternoon after their cars collided on Interstate 376 in Beaver County, state police said. Troopers identified Michelle R. Geier, 44, as the driver of a westbound Mazda that struck a Chevrolet driven by Christopher L. Thornton, 22, at 4 p.m. Geier was driving recklessly and was weaving in and out of traffic, attempting to pass other vehicles on the highway near Bryson Road, state police said. When Geier's car switched from the right to the left westbound lane, it struck Thornton's car, state police said. The impact caused Geier's car to roll onto its roof in the right lane. Thornton's car struck a guard rail and concrete barrier on a highway bridge …
Friday, March 11, 2011
Road closures and traffic delays will occur in Beaver County and Pittsburgh this weekend.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that Interstate 376 in Brighton Township, Beaver County will be closed until Monday. Road crews will be removing the bridge that carries Tuscarawas Road over the interstate. The road will be reopened by 6 a.m. Monday. Motorists are advised to be aware of delays and changing traffic patterns while taking detour routes around the closed portion of the interstate. Pittsburgh Police also advised motorists that some streets in Downtown Pittsburgh would be closed Saturday for the city's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. Police will be present in both the South Side and the North Shore to monitor for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. At 8 a.m., Liberty Avenue from 11th to 26th …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
PennDOT reports motorists will experience traffic delays near Montour Run and Ridge roads next week.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said motorists will experience intermittent, short-term delays on Interstate 376 West next week. Crews will be installing sign lighting from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the Montour Run and Ridge Road exits. Ramps will remain open but drivers should be aware of changing traffic patterns, according to PennDOT. The sign work is a part of a $13.7 million safety and mobility project.