Water culvert being replaced on Rodi
Commuters and residents headed toward the bottom of Rodi Road may have wondered over the past couple of weeks: what is that hole behind the “Welcome to Penn Hills” sign, and why does it keep getting bigger?
Work is ongoing at the site, 655 Rodi Road, to replace a sizable water culvert which was damaged during a water line break, according to Penn Hills Planning Director Howard Davidson.
Gary Melvin, director of distribution at the Wilkinsburg-Penn Joint Water Authority, said he thinks the damage is related to a Jan. 11 water main break that affected service up and down the Rodi corridor. Melvin was one of the crew members walking up and down Rodi on Jan. 11, attempting to locate the source of the break.
“We didn't initially look there because it was a new line. We thought, “Why bother looking there? It's brand new.”
The property owner, Associated Investors Inc., is handling the replacement, Melvin said.
Patrick Varine is an editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7845 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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