PennDOT to fix crumbling Jefferson Hills road
PennDOT will repair a crumbling highway in the Floreffe area of Jefferson Hills.
District 11 spokesman Steve Cowan said Monday that maintenance crews will be working on Walton Road over the next month.
That's welcome news for resident Victor Prisbylla and his neighbors, who have been watching the road slowly crumble into nearby Lobbs Run.
“Some of the road was eaten away from the runoff from the water that runs along Walton Road,” police Chief Gene Roach said. “There have been complaints from residents for several years about runoff.”
“The barrels went up about a month ago,” Prisbylla said of markers PennDOT placed along the edge of the road between the juncture with Scotia Hollow Road and the bridge at Scheinbach Road.
The bridge is a mile north of Walton's intersection with Route 837, near the Floreffe Hotel and Floreffe Volunteer Fire Co. hall.
Some of the markers have fallen into Lobbs Run, which normally trickles its way down toward the Monongahela, at two locations about seven-tenths of a mile apart.
“We will be conducting slope stabilization in two areas that were washed out,” Cowan said. “We will be cleaning several outlets in the stream.”
He said the state Department of Environmental Protection has approved work permits on the outlets.
Lobbs Run is quiet and even marshy now, in front of Prisbylla's home, but it was a different story in the summer.
“The water was running across the road, running down, and no one did anything about it,” Prisbylla said.
He said it was some of the worst weather with the worst impact he has seen since moving to the neighborhood in 1954.
“It was enough for the Salvation Army to get over here and hand out the cleanup kits,” Prisbylla said.
The bridge at the juncture with Scheinbach Road was posted with a 32-ton weight limit recently, as was the Elizabeth Bridge, which carries Route 51 over the Monongahela River, two miles away.
Patrick Cloonan is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1967, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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