Commissioners approve 10 sections of roads for repaving in Penn
By Chris Foreman
Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Portions of 10 roads will be paved in Penn Township this summer.
After deciding last month to buy a used paver for $187,500, commissioners this week decided to prioritize the following roads for the township's road crew to work on:
• Chestnut Lane, from Berlin Road to Route 993.
• Main Street, from Gombach Road to Riverside Drive.
• Ader Road, from Boquet Road to Holloway Farms Driving Range.
• McDermott Road, from Murrysville Road to Hemlock Road.
• Boxcartown Road, from 150 feet north of Campbell Road to Palm Court.
• McWilliams Road, from Kuehn Drive almost to William Drive.
• Seanor Road, picking up from a section completed off Pleasant Valley Road last year to Long Drive.
• Nancy Drive, from Marilou Drive to Martha Avenue.
• Government Road, from Painterstown Road to Sunrise Estates Elementary School.
• Sutherland Road, from Oakford Park Road to 224 Sutherland.
The paver will enable the township to resume road work a year after having to hire a contractor because the former paver inoperable.
Officials estimate they will spend about $786,000 on paving based on the projected cost of materials.
Two other sections of roadway didn't make the cut this time around. They are Government Road, from the elementary school to Pennwoods Drive, and Cherry Drive, from Route 130 to Jane Street.
Commissioners gave the green light to a new housing plan in Level Green.
D.M. Brentzel Builders is planning to build 21 single-family homes in the Abby Place plan off Pine Hollow Road. Commissioners approved the final site plan last week.
The development will include 17 four-bedroom homes along a public street that will be named Christina Court and four custom-built homes on two private lanes.
A race-car-parts manufacturer is set to build a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in the Bushy Run Corporate Park.
Commissioners approved a site plan for PRL Motorsports, which is moving out of the shop it opened in Loyalhanna two years ago.
Business owner Patrick Linn, who lives on Pittsburgh's South Side, has said PRL will have five full-time and two part-time employees at the new shop.
Commissioners approved a service-agreement amendment that will enable Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority to stretch out its debt for a project to eliminate discharges of untreated wastewater into a North Huntingdon creek.
The amendment will extend the service agreement for the six members municipalities through 2052. The authority's auditors are recommending a 30-year debt for the project, which an engineer estimates to be about $58 million.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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