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Crossings work set to resume in South Fayette

| Friday, July 18, 2014, 5:42 p.m.
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This is a rendering of a building at South Fayette Crossings, which is in development.

After a quiet winter and spring, activity will resume at the Crossings at South Fayette retail site starting next week, the developer said.

Developer Dale Greco said leveling of the land near the Interstate 79 Bridgeville interchange should begin around midweek, and construction could start as early as the weekend.

Work on the center that is to include an Aldi discount grocery store originally was estimated to begin in the second quarter of this year. Construction now is expected to be done by the end of the year, Greco said.

After demolition of the shuttered Bridgeville Fuel Stop in October, work on the site slowed. The delays resulted from waiting for permit approvals.

“Our delay with permitting was a result of the time to coordinate (with PennDOT) the proper short-term measures to address the traffic at the Washington Pike/Millers Run intersection with the longer-term plan of roadway widening,” he said. He said the issues have been resolved.

Long-term plans for the intersection also include adding two turning lanes and new traffic signals.

Township Manager Ryan Eggleston couldn't be reached for comment.

The eight-acre Crossings site sits at the intersection of Washington Pike and Route 50, near the Bridgeville interchange of I-79. The budget for the project is $6 million, not including land acquisition.

Greco said the delays have not affected the project's budget.

The anchor tenant, Aldi, was announced early last year. Greco said Starbucks and Chipotle restaurants also are confirmed. He said he hopes to release more tenant names over the next two months.

Several developments are planned or underway near the I-79 interchange. In addition to the Crossings development, EQA Landmark Communities is developing the $450 million Newbury complex, which will add 250 residential units off of Oakridge Road. Newbury also is to include retail, office and hotel space near Route 50 and Presto-Sygan Road.

A $24 million Children's Hospital outpatient facility will open Sept. 29 near the interchange.

Megan Guza is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5810 or mguza@tribweb.com.

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