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Center Avenue among streets to be repaired in Aspinwall

| Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Jan Pakler | for The Herald
Center Avenue in upper Aspinwall near 12th street is one part of the borough that could see repairs.

Parts of Center Ave. are near the top of the list for paving in Aspinwall.

Councilman Joe Giuffre said a list of streets that need to be paved has been finalized. He wants officials to create a three- to five-year plan for repairing those roads.

He also expects the list to grow in that time frame.

“There are probably going to be others in the next few years that will be added to this list,” Giuffre said.

The borough has about $60,000 for paving this year. Giuffre said he'd like to finalize the roads that will be paved this season next month.

He wants any feedback from his fellow council members on this year's projects by then.

Public works foreman Lee Albacker said Center Avenue between Ninth and 12th streets is one that should be strongly considered along with the area between Fourth and Fifth streets.

Officials also will need to decide whether to pave over or rebrick the brick part of the street. The cost of re-bricking could be too expensive for the borough, according to some officials.

Giuffre is hoping financial assistance will be available to repair Delafield Road, expected to be one of the most costly roads to repair. The road is the access point to the VA Hospital but part of it is maintained by Aspinwall.

“If we can get any help along Delafield Road that would certainly help,” Giuffre said.

He also said he hopes O'Hara can help pave Locust Street, which is in Aspinwall but is used by O'Hara residents as access to their homes.

Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513 or tmcgee@tribweb.com.

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