Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The interim move is to help control traffic when the Valley Brook intersection closes next week.
Peters Township Council approved the installation of an interim stop sign at the intersection of Rock Run Road southbound and Proffer Road, according to The Almanac. Council members hope the sign will help control traffic when the Valley Brook Road and Route 19 intersection closes on May 22. Township Manager Michael Silvestri also proposed stop signs along Gallery Drive northbound and on Stonebrook Drive facing Hoover Lane, however, the council did not approve the motions, according to the report. Council stated it will review other signs as needed. Members felt that implementing all of them prior to the closure was premature, but did not rule our other signs, Silvestri said. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Construction will begin at the Route 19 and Valley Brook Road intersection May 22.
Peters Township Manager Michael Silvestri released his monthly blog and confirms that the entire Route 19 and Valley Brook Road intersection will close May 22. "This means no access under or onto Route 19 from Valley Brook nor to Old Washington from Valley Brook Road," Silvestri wrote. Click here for project details. Preparation for paving projects in the township begin this week. Actual paving will start around the first week of June. Check back to Patch for updates on road closures. The township is also examining regulations for seismic testing associated with gas drilling. Silvestri asks residents who have been approached by a company for permission to enter their property and have questions to contact him at 724-941-4180 or MASilvestri…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here is what you need to know about the upcoming improvements to this main throughway.
A multi-million dollar construction project on Valley Brook road will begin later this month, township officials said. Motorists will see an improvement at the state Route 19 and Valley Brook Road intersection in Peters Township starting May 22. Work will begin then to reconstruct and upgrade the intersection to help alleviate congestion. Township Manager Michael Silvestri said about 11,000 vehicles travel through the intersection each day. A state Department of Transportation spokeswoman said the work will also improve the safety of this intersection and improve the flow of traffic through the Route 19 and Valley Brook Road corridors. The work consists of roadway realignment of the intersection and work on four structures that include …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in Peters Township? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Peters Township area still offers many …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Valleybrook Road in Peters Township was closed for more than an hour Saturday night following a two-car crash that sent one driver to a Pittsburgh hospital.
Valleybrook Road in Peters Township was closed for more than an hour Saturday night following a two-car crash that sent one driver to a Pittsburgh hospital. Peters Township police Capt. Michael Yanchak said the two cars were heading in the opposite direction when they collided in the 300 block of Valleybrook Road near the Opeka Auto Repair shop shortly before 6 p.m. John Breiding, 17, of McMurray, who was traveling west, was not injured in the crash. However, the driver traveling east, Ellen J. Caruso, 61, of Ross Township, was trapped in her car and suffered serious injuries, Yanchak said. She had to be airlifted by medical helicopter to Allegheny General Hospital, Yanchak said. Firefighters from Peters Township and North Strabane …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Here are five events in Peters Township—and nearby—to check out. Have an event to add? Tell us in the comments!
1. Eco-Challenge Summer Day Camp Where/When: Peterswood Park (Shelter No. 4), 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Thursday and Friday Why Go: Appreciate the great outdoors with interesting speakers, nature hikes, crafts with recycled material, and a day of fishing and exploring at the gorgeous Peters Lake Park on Friday! Call 724-942-5000 for registration information. Pricing: $55 resident/$83 non-resident (per session) 2. Twilight Trail Walk Where?/When?: Farmhouse Coffee and St. Petersburg Center, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday Why Go?: The Twilight Trail Walk is an annual benefit dear to trail lovers near and far. From 8:30-10:30 p.m., participants can walk along the luminaria-lit Arrowhead Trail (the Peters portion) for $7. Walkers will also receive a …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Idyllic landscape, rural character, home building boom. Chosen community leaders plan to engage with the public on what's next for Peters Township.
Members of a newly formed committee convened Tuesday night at Peters Township Community Recreation Center for the first of many meetings focused on the future of PT. “This is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Planning Director Ed Zuk, regarding the initial meeting—part of a 14-month process. By law, the municipality is required to update its plan every 10 years—according to the PA Municipalities Planning Code (PA MPC). Previously, eight Steering Committee members were chosen following an interview process, as well as two appointees from township departments. Hired consultants and township officials led the conversation Tuesday with an overview of what a comprehensive plan is; why it’s important; their current approach; the vision and …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Gateway Rehab South moved a few blocks to 375 Valley Brook Rd. in McMurray.
Gateway Rehab South hasn't left Peters Township. The rehabilitation center recently moved a few blocks to a roomier facility at 375 Valley Brook Rd. "We're still here to serve," said Nancy Lewis, public relations for Gateway Rehab. "And parking is not a problem." "We love the new building. It's so bright and cheery. It's good for patients," said Sally Child, adolescent therapist and Upper St. Clair resident. The facility celebrated its grand opening Tuesday with tours, refreshments and speaker Dr. Abraham Twerski, founder of Gateway Rehab. Twerski opened the first Gateway Rehab center in 1972 while he was serving as clinical director of St. Francis Hospital's department of psychiatry. He said there was no place in Pittsburgh to help …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Peters Township officials said the new Arrowhead Trail Bridge will be stained causing detours to be in effect for one day only.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Update: The Arrowhead Trail Bridge opened to foot traffic Thursday. Work on the nearly finished Bebout bridge project in Peters Township will cause closures and detours for one day only—today. Bebout Road, at the intersection of Valley Brook Road, is closed today for staining of the new Arrowhead Trail Bridge, township manager Michael Silvestri said. Previously used detours will be in effect. This is expected to be the last road closure for this bridge project, he said. Bebout Road will reopen to traffic Thursday and no further closures are expected. Stay tuned to Peters Patch for more information. Follow Peters Patch on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
The new Peters Township business opens Sunday, following Saturday's soft opening.
It’s trendy, it’s healthy, it’s convenient ... and it’s now open. Moo Moo Frozen Yogurt in McMurray officially opens Sunday at 11 a.m., following a soft opening held Saturday evening where community members who stopped by got to taste for free. Located in the heart of Peters Township, the new froyo business in McMurray Towne Centre—off of Valley Brook Road—offers a simple, self-serve experience, and myriad flavors and toppings. Owner Frank Chao said he’s very excited to be open and happy to serve the public. “We’ve received a lot of phone calls,” he said. “Everyone is interested.” The atmosphere is inviting and fresh—pink, white and gray adorn the walls and décor. Chao offers yogurt flavors such as Green Tea, Mango (lactose-free), …