Perry Highway work to continue into fall
An $8 million road project will bring regular weeknight and weekend lane closures well into the fall to Route 19, also known as Perry Highway, in Ross Township and McCandless.
Crews will mill, resurface and patch four miles of road, upgrade guide rails, improve drainage and make other improvements to Perry Highway between Sewickley Oakmont Road in Ross Township and Longvue Avenue in McCandless.
Weeknight work started the week of July 21, and weekend work is set to start in August, said Steve Cowan, spokesman for PennDOT District 11.
“Motorists can expect delays and congestion,” Cowan said, but the road will be much improved once the project is completed.
Single-lane traffic in each direction is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights, weather permitting, for resurfacing and will continue through Nov. 7, according to PennDOT.
Additional lane closures are planned in August for northbound lanes so crews can repair a retaining wall near the intersection of Perry Highway and McKnight Road.
The full project is scheduled for completion in May.
Money for the project is coming from Act 89, the state's new transportation law, which is funding the paving of 36 miles of roads this year in Allegheny, Beaver and Lawrence counties.
The Lane Construction Corp. of Kennedy Township is the prime contractor.
Julie Schoeppner, operations manager of Pines Plaza Lanes, along Perry Highway in Ross, said she hadn't noticed the work in its first week and didn't think the inconvenience would keep bowlers away.
“Once September rolls around, we're heavily league-based, and they're coming no matter what the road conditions,” she said. “So honestly for us, I don't know that it makes a big difference.”
Cowan encouraged motorists to allow for extra driving time during construction hours and to take alternate routes, if possible.
Kelsey Shea is a staff writer at Trib Total Media. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 724-772-6353.
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