Sunday, April 7, 2013
A concern about noisy nighttime trash collections in a North Hills community raises a bigger question of whether trash collection, lawn mowing, construction and other noisy activities in Pittsburgh's 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. 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 District buildings. …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Boyce Road in South Fayette will be closed three days this week while construction crews replace a water pipeline.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Mike Jones
Tuesday, February 26
Boyce Road in South Fayette will be closed three days this week while construction crews replace a 60-year-old water pipeline. The busy road will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday and probably won’t reopen until Friday. Pennsylvania American Water, which is overseeing the work, announced the road will be closed between Lawn Shadow and Summit Ridge drives. There are posted detours in the areas around Mayview Road and Washington Pike to alert motorists of alternate routes. “This project will address a recent history of breaks and service interruptions caused by this aging main,” PAWC Operations Superintendent Greg Hlasnick said in a press release. “The investment will improve reliability and flows for firefighting.” The $70,000 project…
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The old Roth Carpet building in Mt. Lebanon is finally being demolished to make way for The Fresh Market grocery store.
The old Roth Carpet building in Mt. Lebanon is finally being demolished to make way for The Fresh Market grocery store. Demolition crews were at the property along Route 19 this past week ripping down the existing building with excavators and hauling off the debris in dump trucks. The property will be the site of The Fresh Market grocery store that offers “an old-style butcher shop and fish market, bakery, produce and floral stands.” A company spokeswoman said a lease has been signed for the location, but an opening date has not been set. She could not comment on the construction timeline, but said it is expected to begin relatively soon. According to The Fresh Market website, the store would convey an atmosphere of an old world European …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Click on our interactive map to see where PennDOT road projects will slow your ride.
UPDATE From PennDOT: Work on the ramp connecting the Liberty Bridge (Route 3069) to northbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) has been canceled this weekend. The ramp will remain open. PennDOT is working hard to finish up several key projects as the road construction season winds down. There are six areas where it will be slow going this weekend. At the top of the list is the McKees Rocks Bridge, which will be closed from Friday night through Saturday evening. Click on our interactive map which shows which areas to avoid.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Full lane closures begin today.
Full lane closures are planned for McMurray Road on Oct. 25, Oct. 26 and Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Peters Township officials say significant delays should be expected from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., especially during the morning and late afternoon rushes. They recommend avoiding E. McMurray Road if possible. Suggested alternatives include Waterdam and Valleybrook Roads. The work is part of an improvement project at the intersection of McMurray Road (Route 1002) and Center Church Road. McMurray Road is being widened to provide right and left turning lanes at the intersection of South Center Church Road and a left turn lane at the intersection of North Center Church Road. In addition, a new traffic signal will also be added to the South Center Church Road …
Friday, October 19, 2012
In addition to several roads and ramps, the inbound Squirrel Hill tunnel will be closed all weekend long.
PennDOT is working hard to finish up several key construction projects before the weather turns nasty. There are six key projects going on this weekend, including a few which will continue for weeks to come. The one with the biggest impact is the closing of the inbound Squirrel Hill Tunnels Friday night through Monday morning. We've got a map to show you which areas to avoid, along with links to more information about the individual projects. Good luck!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
There will be periodic lane closures in both directions of Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit Tuesday.
Peters Township commuters, do you travel in this direction? There will be periodic lane closures in both directions of Interstate 79 near the Bridgeville exit on Tuesday. PennDOT announced the single-lane closures at varying times from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. while crews inspect the bridge near Exit 54. The bridge carries traffic over the Chartiers Creek between Bridgeville and South Fayette Township. PennDOT officials said the lane closures on both sides will not be done simultaneously so as to ease the traffic flow. However, PennDOT is urging motorists to use caution and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, September 7, 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. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
One Peters Township builder is urging residents and local politicians to get involved in a problem that's lasted eight years in the Peters Creek Sanitary Authority service area, he said.
A moratorium on sanitary sewer tap-in allocations in the Peters Creek Sanitary Authority service area has caused new construction in four communities to come to a halt. According to a recent story in the Observer-Reporter, builders and developers of Finleyville, Nottingham and Union townships, and the eastern part of Peters Township, filled Monday’s meeting armed with questions and complaints. The remaining portion of Peters Township is served by the Peters Township Sanitary Authority. PCSA members heard one centralized complaint—the lack of new tap-ins being permitted by the state Department of Environmental Protection, the newspaper reported. Reached for an interview Wednesday, Peters resident and builder Joe McLaughlin—of McLaughlin …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Here is a wrap-up of our notes from the Peters Township Council meeting held on Monday.
The Crematory Issue is Not Dead. At the close of the regular Peters Township Council meeting, township Manager Michael Silvestri announced that Audia Group, LLC has appealed Council’s unanimous decision to deny its request for an amendment to the zoning ordinance which would allow its client, Danielle Belusko, to operate a crematory in Peters Township. Silvestri said that Belusko has also filed a lawsuit against council on this same matter and commented that there has already been notice from interveners, such as from the law firm of K&L Gates. After the meeting, council adjourned to a private executive session to discuss the notice of legal action that they received. Councilwoman Monica Merrell told Peters Patch that the executive session…