Tuesday, December 11, 2012
PennDOT bridge maintenance work will result in lane restrictions.
Traveling McKnight Road for work or holiday shopping? On Monday, PennDOT contractors began repairing joints on the bridge that carries McKnight Road over Ingomar Road in McCandless. Single-lane traffic will occur on McKnight in both directions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays through Dec. 21 between Arcadia and Blazier drives. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times. For a better look at the construction zone, click on view larger map above. Drivers are advised to use caution, slow down and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. Like us on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
Saturday, October 6, 2012
The theater planned for McKnight Road now is set to open in fall 2013.
Plans to build a new, 12-screen, all-digital Cinemark theater at McCandless Crossing are still on, but the theater will be opening a year later than originally scheduled. A sign along McKnight Road near the deveopment now says the theater will be opening in fall 2013. The theater, according to a map posted on the McCandless website, will be on the side closest to La Roche College and UPMC Passavant, opposite McKnight Road from Lowe's Home Improvement and IHOP. McCandless Crossing is comprised of 130 acres on both sides of McKnight Road and is bisected by Duncan Avenue. Current tenants include Lowe's, LA Fitness, Fidelity Bank, Sports Clips, DiBella's Subs, Nail Studio II, Verizon, IHOP and Handel's Homemade Ice Cream and Yogurt. Tenants …
Saturday, September 15, 2012
The discount grocer, owned by Giant Eagle, is expected to open in early November.
Giant Eagle, which plans to open a discount version of its chain, Valu King, in early November is now looking to fill 100 positions for the new store in Ross Towne Center on McKnight Road. Applicants can go to valu-king.com/careers. The store will be located at the former home of Freight Liquidators, which is right next door to a Bottom Dollar Foods store, which opened in August. Asked why the company is putting a store directly next to the competition, Dick Roberts of Roberts Communications said, “The time is right to bring that banner to Pittsburgh. It's a good location, and there aren’t many other desirable locations on McKnight Road." Giant Eagle operates 7 Valu King stores, 4 in northeast Ohio, 2 in Erie and one in Johnstown. The …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
The gas station and convenience store is expected to open by the end of the year.
Heavy-duty earthmoving equipment has begun to cut back the hillside behind the former Demor's Lincoln Mercury dealership to make way for a new GetGo at the intersection of McKnight Road and Brown's Lane in Ross Township. Giant Eagle has said it hopes to open the new GetGo on McKnight Road before the end of the year. In April, Pat Avolio, Giant Eagle's director of real estate development and construction, told the Ross Township Board of Commissioners he expected the business to hire 20-30 people, the majority of whom will be part-time. Like Cranberry Patch on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here. Avolio told the Ross planning commission in February that plans for …
Friday, July 20, 2012
A witness said she saw the victim, a man in his 20's, dragged a quarter of a mile.
An unidentified man dragged through afternoon rush hour traffic on McKnight Road Wednesday remains in the hospital, as Ross Township police continue to interview witnesses and seek surveillance video. Police have good information that the incident between the victim and two white men in possibly a dark green SUV began around 5:30 p.m. in the Ross Park Mall parking lot and somehow the victim became entangled with the vehicle just down the road, KDKA-TV reported. The man fell from the vehicle in front of the Mattress World store, 7203 McKnight Road. A woman, who did not want to be identified was on a cell phone to her husband while she was stopped at the light on Patrick Place at the entrance to Ross Park Mall. “And I noticed there was a …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Ross Township police are investigating whether incident started in Ross Park Mall parking lot.
An unidentified man who was dragged by an SUV along McKnight Road Wednesday afternoon is listed in serious condition at a local hospital, KDKA-TV reported. The man fell from the vehicle in front of the Mattress World store, 7203 McKnight Road. A clerk at the store, who did not want to be identified, saw the man fall and called 9-1-1. “He was very banged up. Surprised to see something like that on McKnight Road," the clerk said. "He was bleeding from his mouth, and he had a head injury and he was banged up, he was scuffed up, you know his arms and his legs.” Police have good information that the incident between the victim and two white men in possibly a dark green SUV began in the Ross Park Mall parking lot and somehow the victim became …
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The grocery store chain is looking to fill 40-50 full-time and part-time positions for its new store on McKnight Road in Ross Township.
Bottom Dollar Food is hosting a job fair for its new McKnight Road location on Wednesday July 11 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn, 4575 McKnight Road. The chain announced last month that it was opening a new store in Ross Towne Center in August. It will be located between the now closed Roomful Express and the Goodwill Industries store, at 7221 McKnight Road. A few weeks after the Bottom Dollar announcement, Giant Eagle confirmed it was opening a discount version of its chain, Valu King, right next door in the old Roomful Express location. The Valu King is expected to open sometime in the fall. Bottom Dollar is seeking applicants for 40-50 full-time and part-time positions, including sales associates, customer service associates…
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Lane closures not expected to impact holiday shopping traffic.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Shoppers heading to Ross Park Mall for some holiday browsing, rejoice. The long-term traffic restrictions on McKnight Road at the bridge over Babcock Boulevard in Ross Township are set to end late Tuesday evening, according to PennDOT District 11. The long-term lane closures had been in place since June. Off-peak, short-term restrictions will continue as needed on McKnight Road from Nelson Run Road to Perrymont Road through early 2012. There will be no restrictions that will impact holiday shopping traffic, PennDOT said. The $8.8 million, 4.6-mile project includes milling and resurfacing, concrete pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, concrete barrier, curb and sidewalk improvements, curb ramp installation, signing and pavement …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Long-term restrictions start at 8 p.m. Friday.
The start of the long-term restrictions on McKnight Road at the bridge over Babcock Boulevard have been postponed until 8 p.m. on Friday night, PennDOT announced today. Only overnight, short-term restrictions will occur Wednesday and Thursday nights this week, according to a press release from PennDOT District 11. The long-term restrictions will continue into early October. Work began Tuesday night on an $8.8 million project to improve a 4.6-mile stretch of McKnight Road in McCandless and Ross townships. The project includes milling and resurfacing, concrete pavement patching, drainage, guide rail, concrete barrier, curb and sidewalk improvements, curb ramp installation, signing and pavement markings, and signal upgrades on …