Friday, November 30, 2012
Despite a last-ditch effort to save the alternative school, it's expected to close, according to the board's vice president.
Despite a last-ditch effort to save the Alternative Center for Education, the board's vice president said she believes the school will close. "Barring something unforeseen, I'm expecting it will be coming to an end," said Angela Petersen, who also serves on the Upper St. Clair School Board. The alternative school on the Parkway West Career and Technology Center campus is at risk to close due to high costs and low student enrollment. "Unfortunately it really comes down to cost," Petersen said. "The enrollment does not support the cost of the school. Cost has gotten way out of hand. "It's very sad." The closing will affect one Upper St. Clair student, according to Superintendent Patrick O'Toole, and about 40 students from 11 other school …
Friday, October 12, 2012
A tractor-trailer barreled through the concrete median on I-376 near Carnegie before crashing into cars and causing major traffic back-ups in both directions Friday morning.
Crews have reopened all lanes of the Parkway West four hours after a major crash closed the interstate in both directions near the Carnegie exit Friday morning. A tractor-trailer apparently barreled through the concrete median, crashing into two cars and causing major traffic back-ups in both directions, WPXI-TV reported. The crash happened shortly before 6 a.m. during the morning rush hour commute. It’s not known if anyone was injured in the crash. PennDOT workers could be seen working most of the morning trying to repair the concrete median. All lanes were reopened shortly before 10 a.m. Did you get stuck in the traffic? Tell us in the comments.
Friday, August 17, 2012
anning to get out of Upper St. Clair? Here's a list of potential traffic troubles.
Planning to drive anywhere around the city this weekend? Here are a few sticky spots that could stall your travels. PennDOT will perform this work weather permitting, and the schedule could change: Banksville Road: Work to improve Banksville Road (Route 19) between Beverly/McFarland Road and the Parkway West (I-376) in the City of Pittsburgh, Mt. Lebanon Township and Dormont Borough will occur from 8 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. I-579/Crosstown Boulevard/Liberty and Veterans Bridges: The ramp connecting the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) to northbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) will be closed from 8 p.m. on Friday to 6 a.m. on Saturday, and the ramp from Bigelow Boulevard …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Derek Phillips, Tara Schulz, David Rizzo Jr. died in car wreck near Banksville Road.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Pittsburgh-area commuters travel one of the most congested routes in the nation, according to a new traffic study.
Commuters traveling on the Parkway West into Pittsburgh have to contend with some of the most congested roadways in the country, according to a study released by traffic data firm INRIX. The three-mile stretch along Interstate 376 East from Green Tree 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 Green Tree to the tunnels, according …
Sunday, June 3, 2012
The longtime owner of a Pittsburgh exotic club says sponsoring a highway was a way to help the state and promote his business.
Blush owner Albert Bortz says more small business owners should take part in the Pennsylvania Sponsor-a-Highway program. "It benefits the state, which is good, and it's a good marketing tool," Bortz said. "It's inexpensive and gets your business' name out there for people to see." Blush is the longtime downtown Pittsburgh strip club Bortz has owned for more than 40 years on Ninth Street. In recent weeks, Blush become one of only two gentlemen's clubs in the state to sponsor a portion of Pennsylvania roadways under the state's Sponsor-a-Highway program. "It's shocking more people don't (take part in the Sponsor-a-Highway program)," Bortz said of the program. "I'd tell them call me and I'll give you the phone number for who to talk to …
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, only…
Monday, May 28, 2012
There will be overnight and weekend traffic restrictions.
Monday, May 28, 2012
A $4.7 million project to improve Banksville Road (Route 19) in the City of Pittsburgh, Dormont and Mt. Lebanon will begin weather permitting on Monday, June 4. The project includes milling and resurfacing, culvert improvements, drainage, guiderail, curbing and traffic signal and signage upgrades on 2.4 miles of Banksville Road from the Parkway West (I-376) to McFarland Road. Overall work will conclude in December, according to PennDOT. Overnight and weekend traffic restrictions will occur according to the following schedule: Weeknights Monday through Thursdays: Weekends Friday nights through Monday mornings (as needed): Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays and changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. …
Friday, December 9, 2011
Stephen Palumbo was pronounced dead shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday.
An Upper St. Clair man was killed in a single car crash Thursday night on the Parkway West. Stephen Palumbo, 41, swerved into a jersey barrier near the Green Tree exit, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at 10:54 p.m. It is unclear at this time what caused Palumbo to crash. Did you know Stephen Palumbo? Share your condolences in the comments below.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Road crews will be paving Parkway West near the tunnel exit and vehicles will be detoured on Tuesday night instead of Monday night.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Editor's Note: This article was updated at 6:15 p.m. Monday. The outbound (westbound) Fort Pitt Tunnel on the Parkway West in Pittsburgh will be closed on Tuesday night, Sept. 20, weather permitting. The roadwork was originally scheduled to take place on Monday night. PennDOT District 11 maintenance crews will be milling and paving the outbound Parkway West near the tunnel exit and garage. The closure will occur from 9 p.m. Tuesday through 4 a.m. Wednesday. Signs will be posted to guide motorists onto westbound Carson Street (Exit 69C) to the West End to southbound Route 51 (Saw Mill Run Boulevard) back to the outbound Parkway West. Note: The rain date for the work is now Wednesday night, Sept. 21. Motorists are advised to use caution and …