Saturday, August 11, 2012
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Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ross and West View drivers heading south, east, or west should have few detours from PennDOT this weekend. However, the same cannot be said for the return trip home. Here's this week's orange cone alert: Parkway East (I-376) Squirrel Hill Tunnel Rehabilitation Traffic in the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East will be restricted to a single lane from 9 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights for tunnel rehabilitation work. Grant Street Tunnel improvements Inbound Parkway East will be closed between Grant Street (Exit 71A) and the Fort Pitt Bridge/I-279 ramps from 9 p.m. on Friday through approximately noon Saturday. Crews will be performing repairs in the tunnel that carries Grant Street over I-376. The ramp from Grant …
Saturday, July 28, 2012
State and federal funding prevent the cuts in transportation services for the disable for at least another year.
Hold the phone. Devastating cuts facing ACCESS riders will not occur as threatened in September under a special funding arrangement reached by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and two federal programs that benefit transit riders with disabilities, according to Port Authority of Allegheny County. Port Authority's Board of Directors Friday unanimously voted to accept the funding and rescind plans that would have reduced ACCESS service hours and service area starting Sept. 2. Those cuts would have affected riders in Moon, Robinson and neighboring communities as well as much of suburban Pittsburgh. Conversation focused on resolving broader transportation funding issues and the 35-percent reduction in general Port Authority service…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
PA joins states such as Texas and Iowa by making only half of 10 key safety indicators.
We all know Pennsylvania is beautiful—but is it safe? A new report from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says Pennsylvania ranks higher than the national average for injury-related deaths. The national survey found Pennsylvania had the 30th highest rate of injury-related deaths for Americans at 59.4 per 100,000 people suffering injury fatalities. The national average is 57.9 per 100,000 people. The report looked at what the state did—or did not—do to prevent injury, such as whether they had a booster seat law up to age 8 (Pennsylvania does) or require motorcycle helmets of all riders (the state does not.) Other safety suggestions Pennsylvania has so far not undertaken: mandatory ignition interlocks …
Friday, February 3, 2012
The Sewickley Bridge will be used as a detour until the Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge reopens in mid-November.
The Ambridge-Aliquippa Bridge is expected to be closed for more than eight months beginning at 7 a.m. March 3 as part of a $16.6 million repair project, PennDOT announced Friday. Jim Struzzi, PennDOT spokesman, said on an average day about 12,588 vehicles use the bridge, which carries vehicles over the Ohio River from Route 51 in Aliquippa to 11th Street in Ambridge. The span in Beaver County isn’t expected to reopen until mid-November. Signs will be posted to guide motorists, Struzzi said. Posted detours will take southbound traffic on Route 65 and Route 51 to the already-congested Sewickley Bridge. Struzzi said crews would be working around-the-clock, performing steel repairs under the bridge deck and substructure work. The $16.6 …
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 …
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Construction will cause delays for commuters.
Motorists driving to Pittsburgh should expect a longer-than-usual commute in the coming days, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. PennDOT said traffic in both directions on Interstate 376 in Moon will stop briefly from 6:30-10 a.m Sunday. Crews from Sargent Electric, a group contracted through Duquesne Light, will be working along the Parkway. Traffic delays of 15 minutes or less are expected between the Montour Run and Ridge Road exits. Short-term, single-lane closures are also expected next week from Monday to Friday on both Interstate 79 and Interstate 376 in the Moon area. PennDOT crews will be installing and replacing signs in the evening. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution in construction …