Sunday, May 5, 2013
The presentation will take place Thursday night at the North Strabane Township municipal building.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Engineering District 12 will conduct an open house and plans display to inform the public of proposed Washington County bridge projects. The purpose of this meeting is to present the proposed plans for the various bridge improvement projects. PennDOT representatives, along with design consultants, will be available to answer questions. Preliminary information on the project’s schedule, plans, and detour routes will be available for review and comment. The proposed projects include: Interested in learning more? Here's what you need to know if you go: Where? North Strabane Township Municipal Building When? Thursday, May 9 What time? 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (with a presentation at 6:15 p.m.)
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The restrictions will occur through early August.
Beginning April 1, there will be a single lane restriction on Interstate 79 (Southbound) between Exits 41 (Racetrack Road) and Exit 45 (Canonsburg) so that pavement overlay can take place. In addition, the Exit 43 southbound off ramp and the on ramp to I-79 southbound will be closed and detoured intermittently for pavement work. These restrictions will occur Sunday evenings through Friday mornings between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. and will be recurring until early August. Marked detours will be in place for ramp closures throughout the project. Detour for Route 519 to Interstate 79 Southbound (Ramp A) From Route 519 take Interstate 79 Northbound, take Exit 48 on right to Southpointe / Hendersonville. Turn left onto Route 1032 Southpointe Blvd. …
Monday, March 25, 2013
North Strabane supervisors meet, and the state Department of Transportation will unveil information about a project in Cecil Township. See what else is in store this week!
Busy week! Here are five things you need to know: 1. North Strabane Township Board of Supervisors meet for its legislative meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the municipal building. 2. Passover begins Tuesday. For more information and a list of resources, click here. 3. The state Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting at the Cecil Township Municipal Building from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to unveil plans regarding plans for the proposed intersection/trail bridge project at state Route 980 as it approaches Millers Run Road. The meeting is open to the public. 4. Friday is Good Friday. Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane government offices will be closed in observance of the holiday. 5. Canonsburg's annual Easter Egg Hunt will be …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Cecil and North Strabane police departments will be ticketing.
Cecil and North Strabane police departments are participating in a statewide crackdown on aggressive driving. PennDOT and the South Fayette and Cecil Township police departments held a news conference and enforcement event Tuesday on Route 50 in South Fayette Township to highlight the first wave of the aggressive-driving campaign that began on Monday, March 18. More than 350 municipal police forces, with the Pennsylvania State Police, are participating in aggressive-driving activities through April 28. Police will concentrate enforcement efforts on roadways known to have a high number of aggressive-driving crashes. Aggressive driving includes risky behaviors such as speeding, running red lights and stop signs, tailgating or improper …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
'Although funding for transportation has taken a back seat to economic recovery, our transportation infrastructure now threatens to derail economic progress,' Solobay said.
As budget hearings wrapped up in Harrisburg last week, the challenges in the months ahead have come into sharper focus. One of the most pressing problems facing lawmakers is the dire need for investment in transportation infrastructure. Even before the recession hit a few years ago, Pennsylvania was struggling to keep up with the cost of maintaining roads, bridges and mass transit systems. What was once a nagging problem is now approaching a crisis. Over the years one after another “blue-ribbon” commission has recommended dramatically increased funding for transportation, but the reluctance to raise revenue during the slow recovery has delayed action. This week, Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch warned of the consequences of another…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 near the Southpointe exit backed up traffic in both directions Tuesday morning.
UPDATE: 8:35 a.m. - PennDOT announced via Twitter that the southbound crash has been cleared from the highway. A crash in the southbound lanes of Interstate 79 near the Southpointe exit backed up traffic in both directions Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and caused heavy delays. It’s not known how many cars were involved in the crash or if anyone was injured. A line of cars could be seen backed up past the Bridgeville exit until 8:30 a.m. A motorist posting on Twitter said the crash caused a second accident in the northbound lanes, prompting more delays in the Canonsburg area. Continue to monitor Patch.com as more details become available.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Secretary Barry Schoch spent Wednesday meeting with reporters at PennDOT’s District 11 headquarters in Collier Township to outline Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to uncap the state’s oil company franchise tax.
PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch has a blunt assessment about the state’s aging transportation infrastructure and the government’s new plan to upgrade it. “Every year we duck this issue and every year the bill becomes bigger,” Schoch said. “It doesn’t go away.” Schoch spent Wednesday afternoon meeting with reporters at PennDOT’s District 11 headquarters in Collier Township to outline Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to uncap the state’s oil company franchise tax, which would increase the price of gasoline, but would bring in billions in new revenue. “There are a lot of questions of the cost about doing this,” Schoch said. “There’s also a cost if we don’t do anything.” The cap on tax at the wholesale level would be lifted over five years in unison …
Friday, January 25, 2013
No injuries were immediately reported.
Editor's Note: This story was updated at 11:35 a.m. A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 79 Southbound near the Canonsburg exit that shut the roadway down to one lane has been cleared, a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said. "There are cars out there all over the place," a 911 supervisor confirmed. It was not immediately known if there were injuries in the crash. Check back with Patch for more details as they become available.
Monday, January 21, 2013
The Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Department of Transportation Partner Award recognizes states for their support of litter-cleanup programs and more.
For the ninth consecutive year, the state Department of Transportation has been presented with the national Partner Award for its continued support of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and the Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania. The Keep America Beautiful and the U.S. Department of Transportation Partner Award recognizes states for their support of litter-cleanup programs and emphasizes the importance of anti-litter programs through public/private partnerships. “Keeping Pennsylvania beautiful is so important to our citizens and our communities, and that is obvious by the number of volunteers who get involved,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “It’s a great cause that reduces roadside litter and illegal dumping, while reducing costs to…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Lane closures in the tunnels are due to cellular antenna and cable work, and will last throughout the month.
If you're heading back to the Canon-McMillan area from downtown at night, you might run into delays at the Liberty Tunnel. Single-lane traffic will occur in the tunnel beginning today, Jan. 7. PennDOT crews will be performing cellular antenna and cable work. Restrictions will occur as needed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. One lane will remain open in each direction at all times, but PennDOT advises drivers to use caution, allow extra time for travel and expect changing traffic patterns in the tunnel. The schedule is as follows: Monday through Friday nights, Jan. 7-11 Monday through Friday nights, Jan. 14-18 Monday night, Jan 21 Tuesday night, Jan. 22 Outbound restrictions will be coordinated to begin later on nights when there are events downtown…