Route 65 corridor improvements ideas sought at public meeting at Sewickley Academy
By Bobby Cherry
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:02 p.m.
Improvements could be coming to the Route 65 corridor in Edgeworth and Sewickley and the public is invited to add input.
On Feb. 23, leaders in the two municipalities will host a public workshop focusing on ways to enhance the busy stretch of highway connecting Pittsburgh to New Castle while making its way through the Sewickley Valley along the Ohio River.
The plan began nearly six years ago when a former Edgeworth councilwoman wanted to focus on enhancing the roadway, Edgeworth Manager Marty McDaniel said.
A $10,000 matching grant from the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources allows Sewickley and Edgeworth to work with a consultant to consider everything from small-scale changes such as plant life and greenery to bigger changes such as walking and bike trails and riverfront access, McDaniel said.
“We don't want some idea where they say you should bulldoze everything down and start from scratch,” McDaniel said.
“It's supposed to be a practical thing to enhancing the boulevard.”
No specific plans are in place, which is why leaders are seeking public input on ideas, McDaniel said.
“We don't know what's going to happen,” he said.
Once an idea is known, the two municipalities will work together to determine cost, feasibility and to complete the project's goals of improving the general aesthetics and enhancing the landscape quality of the corridor; provide mobility and promote safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and walkers; promote river access and recreational areas; preserve historic features and enhance the business areas; protect and enhance natural resources; and provide a plan to preserve community character, McDaniel said.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or email@example.com.
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