Traffic patterns to change on 2 McKeesport streets
Traffic patterns are changing on two of McKeesport's downtown streets.
Public works crews installed “Do Not Enter” and “One Way” signs on Shaw and Sixth Avenues between Coursin and Huey streets on Tuesday.
City council approved an ordinance last week that establishes one-way traffic eastbound on Shaw from Huey to Coursin and westbound on Sixth from Coursin to Huey.
“We thought it was in the best interest of public safety to make those two roads one way for that block,” McKeesport Mayor Michael Cherepko explained.
On Shaw Avenue, the new traffic pattern allows for permanent enforcement of Sunday regulations that have made the area safer for church traffic for years, Cherepko said. New Beginnings Ministry is located in the former Sacred Heart Croatian Catholic Church. A Croatian club still exists across the street.
“Both of those entities depend on using the roadways for parking,” Cherepko said. “Once you start parking on the road, there is not enough room for two-way traffic.”
On Sixth Avenue, the ordinance is a proactive attempt to keep traffic flowing when new Hi-View Gardens owners install an entry gate.
“Rather than having traffic move around waiting vehicles into an oncoming lane, we will designate a lane for vehicles that are waiting to turn into that complex and another lane for through traffic,” Cherepko said.
Police Chief Bryan J. Washowich said Sixth Avenue regulations ease his concerns regarding the potential changes at Hi-View Gardens.
“With possible expansion of the gated lot, I would have concerns regarding emergency vehicles being able to access the complex efficiently during an emergency,” Washowich explained. “The administration and council's decision alleviates that.”
Jennifer R. Vertullo is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1956, or email@example.com.
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