Cove Run Road closed for winter
Cove Run Road is closed for the winter, perhaps for the last time.
The stretch in Indiana Township typically closes from November through spring to protect motorists from its steep grade that is difficult to maintain in snow and ice, township manager Dan Anderson said.
However, the road is slated for $1.4 million in reconstruction next summer to correct the safety hazards.
“Hopefully, Cove Run will be able to remain open in future winters,” Anderson said.
The portion of the road from Emmerling Park to McClellan Road is shut down to traffic. Motorists still will be able to access the park.
The focus of township supervisors for about five years, Cove Run Road is finally set for improvements next summer. Work was delayed through the years by permits, right-of-way debates and other design issues.
Anderson said he met as recently as last week with a property owner to finalize negotiations on the proposed realignment of the road.
Anderson said designs have shifted from the original plans to require more fill to be moved. Construction is expected to reduce the slope of the road by more than half, he said. The road, at its steepest point, is a 26 percent grade.
“We plan to finalize bid packages later this year,” Anderson said.
Much of the prep work can be done while Cove Run is closed for winter, he said.
The road is expected to reopen in spring and then close again for reconstruction.
The work became a target of supervisors when it was decided that nearby McClellan Road would be abandoned due to the Pennsylvania Turnpike expansion project, which is also expected to impact township roads next year.
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or at email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Rain barrel initiative in Lower Valley river towns aims to reduce pollutants
- O’Hara RIDC Park business plans to expand, add jobs
- Fox Chapel homecoming activities include community carnival
- Aspinwall holiday celebration to feature many new attractions
- Hartwood run to aid Indiana Twp. girl
- Special event planned to say ‘goodbye’ to Boyd Community Center in O’Hara
- Blawnox seeks grant to fix McKinley Street
- Community garden could build Blawnox pride, help feed hungry
- Neighbor: O’Hara man displays photographs at Fox Chapel Plaza shop
- Indiana Township’s Pine Creek Presbyterian celebrating 200 years
- Blawnox focuses on budget; ballpark, fire department top some wish lists