Saturday, May 4, 2013
Dormont police are asking drivers to remember that parking is not allowed on Route 19 during rush hour.
Dormont police are again warning drivers not to park on West Liberty Avenue during rush hour, after seeing an increase in the number of citations issued for the offense in the past few weeks. "It seems to be happening more often again, and when people do that it creates a major traffic problem," said Dormont police Sgt. James Burke. Burke said the police have had a number of vehicles towed from West Liberty because they were parked on the street during rush hour. Burke said the quickest way to report illegally parked cars is to call 911 and tell the responder it is not an emergency. The responder will then contact a member of the police department to address the issue, he said.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Drivers should expect delays and allow extra time.
Heading into town this weekend? Work to improve Washington Road (Route 19/3069) nearby in Mt. Lebanon will cause some traffic delays this weekend, May 3-6, weather permitting. Single-lane closures will occur from 6 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday on Washington Road between Connor/Gilkeson (Route 3038) roads and Cochran Road. One lane will remain open in each direction. Single-lane closures will occur northbound on Washington Road from Cochran Road to Alfred Street from 6 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Monday. Crews will be conducting concrete base repairs. Motorists are advised to use caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Expect delays and allow extra time. The $5.56 million project includes …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
The developer's traffic engineer wants more time assessing the former Consol property development’s traffic plan now that Target has opened across Route 19.
The traffic engineer, David E. Wooster and Associates, Inc., are taking more time assessing the former Consol property development’s traffic plan now that Target has opened across Route 19. The township’s planning commission decided to table the application during its March 21 meeting. The traffic engineers wants more information about the entrance at Route 19 now that the Target opened at South Hills Village Mall. The main entrance to the store leads out on Route 19 directly across from the former Consol property. Once the developer's traffic engineer submits the study, the township's traffic engineer, Trans Associates, will review the plan. The demolition of the office complex at Route 19 and Fort Couch Road began last October. The …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects.
This year’s PennDOT construction work will include $282 million worth of road and bridge improvement projects that hit every corner of Allegheny County. About half of the money being spent on road projects in the county will be spent on bridge reconstruction. PennDOT District 11 Executive Dan Cessna said during a Friday morning press conference that the “most impactful” project in the Pittsburgh area will be reconstruction of the outbound lanes of the Squirrel Tunnels. That project is expected to cost close to $50 million and will include weekend closures beginning on March 22. There will also be various single-lane closures during nights to allow for work. “You’re going to see a ton of work this summer,” he said. Construction also …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Here's what we know so far about the construction of the new facility.
Wondering about the construction at the South Hills Honda automotive dealership? Here are a few things that you need to know: First off: The Landau Building Co. of Wexford will be the construction manager for the new South Hills Honda, the company said in a release. The existing dealership will be replaced with a 42,000-square-foot facility on state Route 19 in Peters Township. The showroom—located on the second floor of the two-story facility—is at street level. A 5,000-square-foot mezzanine will over-look the service area on the lower level. Also? Construction will be completed in phases, to keep the existing dealership operational.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Drivers have reported tire damage after driving over utility covers near the intersection of Park Boulevard and West Liberty Avenue.
- PUBLIC SAFETY
- Erin Faulk
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Dormont police are warning drivers to be careful in the southbound lanes of West Liberty Avenue, near the Park Boulevard intersection. Officer James Burke said the department has received complaints that a set of small utility covers, which normally are level with the road, have been coming loose and creating a potentially dangerous hazard. The caps are only a few inches wide, but can cause damage if they are out of line when a car drives over them. Burke said the utility covers are owned by Equitable Gas, and that the company has been contacted to correct the issue. “The caps pop up sometimes, and we’ve had some people report tire damage,” said Dormont Officer James Burke. “We just want to let people know to be careful going southbound …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
A turning lane will be installed at the entrance to St. Clair Hospital's outpatient facility.
Monday marks the start of roadwork at the entrance to St. Clair Hospital's outpatient facility currently under construction. The Peters Township project, along Route 19, is being completed by Gulisek Construction, LLC to install a turning lane and upgrade traffic signals. The roadwork is anticipated to be complete by Halloween, Wednesday, Oct. 31. During construction, nightly lane restrictions will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. Call Peters at 724-941-4180 with any further questions.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A new tenant will require more spaces at the Route 19 complex.
Additional parking is in the works for Norman Centre. During a public hearing Monday, Upper St. Clair commissioners heard plans for revisions to the parking area at the Route 19 shopping-office complex, which splits its property between the township and Bethel Park. Robert Sapsara, vice president of Norman Centre management company Crossgates Inc., said the lease of longtime tenant Pearl Vision is expiring. A new restaurant tenant will occupy that space, and the change in use requires 22 additional parking spaces, according to his report to the township planning commission in June. Most of the wooded buffer is to remain between the center and homes to the rear. “Our plan is not invasive, by any means,” said Sapsara. A nearby resident, …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The project will have some impact on traffic flow.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc. has launched a $2.25 million pipeline improvement project in Upper St. Clair. The company is replacing more than 3,200 feet of existing steel pipe within the township. The entire project, including restoration, is expected to be completed by the end of October. The pipeline improvement project will impact Country Club Drive, Southern Highlands Drive and the intersection where Southern Highlands Drive meets Route 19. Because or the location of the pipe being replaced, Country Club Drive will have single-lane traffic closures, Monday through Friday, during working hours. There will be a one-week detour in late August impacting the intersection of Southern Highlands Drive and Route 19. The detour will be …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Peters Township Council Monday night approved the 15,000-square-foot plan, which includes the small grocery, a GetGo gas station, car wash and pharmacy.
Peters Township Council approved a plan for a Giant Eagle Express to be built in the former Charapp Ford South building, most recently occupied by SP Floors. Council members Jim Berquist and Frank Arcuri were absent from the meeting. The 5-0 approval comes after years of going back and forth with Giant Eagle on the company’s ideas for that space, according to Peters Township Planning Director Ed Zuk. The property stretches from Beinhauer Funeral Home to Huntington Learning Center and will include the small grocery, a GetGo gas station, car wash and pharmacy. The current building will be demolished and a new building will be constructed, according to Kevin Brett, senior project manager for Lennon, Smith, Souleret Engineering Inc., who was …