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Traffic Pattern Changes on Route 30
PennDOT District 12 would like to advise motorists of traffic pattern changes on Route 30 between Agnew Road and Toll Road 66 in Hempfield Twp. To help accommodate increased Memorial Day traffic, the lane restrictions on this section of road will be removed no later than Friday, May 22 at noon.
The restrictions will put back into place on Tuesday, after the holiday weekend. At that time, the inside passing lanes will reclose.
This restriction will be in place so that crews can install a curb to restrict left turns at Walton Tea Room Road.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.
511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Motorists are reminded to drive with caution and be alert when entering a work zone.
Planned Power Outage on May 1st
On Friday, May 1, there will be a planned power outage to accommodate PennDot construction. The outage will impact 18 customers in the vicinity of Route 119 North and Victory Lane in Greensburg. The service interruption will occur from approximately 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Customers will be notified of the outage via an automated phone message.
First Commonwealth Bank petitions to withdraw as Union Cemetery Trustee
A hearing will be held on May 1, 2015 at the Westmoreland County Courthouse at which First Commonwealth Bank will request to withdraw as a Trustee of the Union Cemetery Association and transfer the real estate/cemetery grounds to another entity or entities. Owners of cemetery lots or their representatives will be given an opportunity to be heard at said hearing. To learn more, please download the official Public Notice - Union Cemetery Association.
Public Invited to Open House on Westmoreland County Bride Projects
Bridges to be Replaced as Part of Public-Private Partnership Project.
(Uniontown) – Westmoreland County residents are invited to an open house on Wednesday, May 6 to find out about the coming reconstruction of state highway bridges under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) public-private partnership to replace 558 bridges all across the state.
Representatives from the construction companies performing the work and PennDOT officials will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about upcoming work that will replace nine bridges in Westmoreland County this year.
Project plans will be displayed from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Westmoreland County Community College, Science Hall Theater, 145 Pavilion Lane, Youngwood, PA 15697. Residents, business owners and motorists are encouraged to attend.
The facility is accessible to persons with disabilities. For special accommodations or for further information please contact Dan Galvin at (412) 923-3898.
The bridge replacements are part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. PennDOT will maintain ownership of the bridges. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists.
To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit www.P3forPA.pa.gov. Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at www.PARapidBridges.com.
Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Dan Galvin, (412) 923-3898
Transportation Funding Makes Bridge Replacement Possible in Westmoreland County
Uniontown, PA – Thanks to Act 89, the state’s transportation plan, a long-awaited $494,000 project will get underway to replace the bridge on Route 119 over Jacks Run in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County. The old structure will be closed beginning on Monday, April 27 to allow crews to replace the bridge using a precast reinforced concrete box culvert.
A marked detour will be in place utilizing Route 119 to Route 22 to Route 819. PennDOT will issue updates on this project as work progresses. Motorists are advised to be cautious when driving through work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up. Clearwater Construction Inc. is the contractor on this project, which is expected to be completed in early July.
Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.
Media Contact: Valerie Petersen, Press Officer, 724-439-7375
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