Monday, May 6, 2013
PennDOT is adding new on and off ramps between the highway and Route 228.
Traffic alert! The construction taking place to link new on and off ramps between I-79 and Route 228 in Cranberry will continue to affect motorists this week. Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9, nighttime single lane restrictions will be in place on Freedom Road to relocate underground utility lines. Work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. In the hopes of alleviating traffic in the area, PennDOT is adding new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79. The $14.78 project eliminates two turning movements from Route 228 to I-79, improving access for motorists. Included in the construction are a new northbound on-ramp, a new southbound loop ramp and the reconstruction of the southbound off-…
Friday, May 3, 2013
There will be lane closures in place throughout the weekend and next week.
You’ve seen the bulldozers moving dirt around the area for months, now the construction taking place to link new on and off ramps between I-79 and Route 228 is expected to affect motorists. The PennDOT work begins at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3 and will continue throughout Saturday, May 4. To accommodate the construction, which involves removing the roadway’s concrete medians, the passing lanes on Route 228 will be closed in both directions. The lanes on Route 19 and Freedom Road, which feed those closed lanes, will be closed while work is underway. More night work also is on deck for next week. Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9, nighttime single lane restrictions will be in place on Freedom Road to relocate underground utility lines. Work…
Monday, April 15, 2013
There will be traffic restrictions in place throughout July.
Improvement work is set to begin Monday in Marshall Township at the intersection of Route 19 and Freeport Road in Marshall Township near the border with Cranberry. Motorists should expect lanes to be closed in the intersection area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays through mid-July. Crews with A. Folino Construction Company, Inc., will be adding a right-turn lane from northbound Route 19 to Freeport Road, two left-turn lanes from Freeport Road to southbound Route 19 and a turn lane from Freeport road to northbound Route 19. Other improvements include new traffic signals, signage, curbing, ADA ramps, drainage and widening. The construction company is under a contract with Marshall to conduct the work. PennDOT is not …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A concern about noisy nighttime trash collections in Ross Township raises a bigger question of whether trash collection, lawn mowing, construction and other noisy activities in Pittsburgh's north suburbs should have time limits.
Complaints from residents in a North Hills community have brought to light a problem that many municipalities have faced over time—when to restrict noise-making activities. Noise at night has been the topic of conversation at many board of commissioners and council meetings throughout the Pittsburgh area over the years. Most recently, Ross Township commissioners are amending an ordinance to restrict the collection of garbage from commercial and/or non-residential areas from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Currently, trash collection is not allowed in Ross between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. under an ordinance enacted in 1993. The township's decision was made after residents complained about noisy, night garbage collections near three North Hills School …
Monday, March 25, 2013
No disruptions in water service are expected during the project.
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Monday, March 25
Cranberry residents may want to be on the lookout for construction taking place near Executive Drive in the township starting Monday, March 25. Cranberry is installing a new high-capacity water line between Freedom and Rochester roads along Executive Drive and Thomson Park Drive. The 24-inch main, which links the township’s northern and southern water transmission circuits, will enable the system to deliver enough water to meet the future requirements of Cranberry’s expanding commercial sector as well as its fast-growing northern neighborhoods, according to the township. The line is designed to boost fire protection, improve water quality, increase water flow, and enhance Cranberry’s water storage capability. A pedestrian walkway above the…
Monday, March 11, 2013
Traffic alert! How and when the road work will after you.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The work will take place overnight.
Nighttime lane restrictions will be in place next week to facilitate work on the Route 228 Mars bridge replacement project in Adams Township, according to PennDOT. The lane restrictions will be in place beginning Monday, March 4, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day. These nighttime restrictions will occur Monday through Thursday of next week to perform cross-pipe replacements on Route 228, weather permitting. Traffic will return to normal patterns during daytime hours each day. The $12.6 million bridge replacement and intersection improvement is being constructed by the Joseph B. Fay Company of Russellton. The project is expected to be complete by September 2014. PennDOT reminds motorists are to slow down and to minimize distractions …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Changing traffic patterns will be in place when the project starts up in March.
As PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 get underway, some of the construction will affect motorists. New traffic patterns will be in place on Route 228 east and west and on Route 19 south and Freedom Road in Cranberry next week to facilitate night work. The traffic pattern changes begin Monday, March 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and will continue Monday through Friday for two weeks until the work is complete. Start times for the night work may be adjusted depending on traffic volumes. Construction may start as early as 8 p.m. after March 11, a statement from PennDOT said. Traffic will return to normal patterns during daylight hours, Monday through Friday. The night work …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The new ramps leading to I-79 are expected to increase traffic flow in the area.
You’ve seen the orange cones and the bulldozers moving around earth in the area for months, now PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 are really about to “ramp up.” “It’s going to result in more efficient travel through the area and less congestion,” said Mark Rozich, project manager for PennDOT District 10. The $14.78 PennDOT project eliminates two turning movements from Route 228 to I-79, improving access for motorists. Included in the construction are a new northbound on-ramp, a new southbound loop ramp and the reconstruction of the southbound off-ramp at the interchange of I-79 and Route 228. Currently, westbound drivers on Route 228 who want to get on I-79 must turn left…
Friday, December 14, 2012
The school is the first the Pittsburgh Diocese has built in 45 years.
As he readied to sign his name to a white steel beam at the site of the new Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic High School under construction in Cranberry, Bishop David Zubik said he doesn’t see the upcoming decommission of the school’s location in Pittsburgh’s Troy Hill neighborhood as a closure. Instead, he views it as giving birth to the new school. “It’s really a dream come true,” he said. Inviting construction workers to join him, Zubik was the first to sign his name on the ceremonial beam, which was then hoisted onto the school’s steel structure Friday as part of a “topping out” ceremony. Crowned with a broom to represent a “clean sweep” with no construction accidents, as well as a potted tree to symbolize “topping out,” the beam was the …