Saturday, May 5, 2012
Bridgeville’s streetscape construction project is putting a heavy toll on traffic along Route 50, forcing the town to temporarily end left-hand turns onto Station Street.
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- Mike Jones
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Bridgeville’s current streetscape construction project is putting a heavy toll on traffic through town. The work has reduced a lane of traffic and caused severe back-ups as some motorists try to turn left from Route 50 onto Station Street. In response, the borough is restricting left turns from Route 50 onto Station Street every day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in an attempt to keep traffic moving. The new signs went up Wednesday, directing people to find a way onto Station Street using other secondary roads. “There are some elements of public safety we have to do deal with,” Bridgeville police Chief Chad King said. “I’m sure people won’t like it … but it won’t be too hard to go around the block to get there.” King said he noticed a severe backup…
Friday, September 23, 2011
Motorists should expect heavy delays near the Bridgeville exit.
Here we go again. Work will continue this weekend on Interstate 79 between the Washington County line and Bridgeville exit. Single-lane restrictions begin at 7 p.m. Friday and will continue until 11 a.m. Sunday. The restrictions over the past two weekendshave caused extensive delays on the interstate and secondary roads. The state Department of Transportation is urging people to find alternate routes to avoid the construction. Meanwhile, the work on that 3.7-mile stretch of interstate will continue weeknights from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. PennDOT said the $2.6 million project will upgrade signs and guardrails, patch parts of the concrete roadway and repair three overpass bridges that cross the interstate in that area. Construction crews will …
Monday, September 19, 2011
Weekend work diverting more cars onto secondary roads.
Lane restrictions on Interstate 79 appear to be causing traffic headaches on secondary roads being used as unofficial detours. Washington Pike in South Fayette was bumper-to-bumper for miles Saturday as traffic appeared to be trying to bypass the nearly 4-mile construction zone on I-79 that extends from the Washington County line to Bridgeville exit. Meanwhile, more traffic clogged Route 50 near Chartiers Valley Shopping Center as construction continues on that stretch of roadway. PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said motorists are encouraged to leave the interstate if they can find different routes to their destinations. Cars were also bumper-to-bumper along the interstate construction zone, especially near the Bridgeville exit. “If people …