Road paving project in Sewickley set to begin soon
A Sept. 8 deadline has Sewickley officials revving up this year's road paving project.
If the project isn't done by then, contractors could face penalties, borough manager Kevin Flannery said.
“They are mobilizing equipment this week,” Flannery said. “They have to be done by Sept. 8 — that's part of the contract.”
Sewickley leaders are anticipating spending $550,000 on five different roads throughout the borough, including Grimes Street, Harbaugh Street and portions of Beaver Street and Nevin Avenue, Flannery said.
When they originally sought bids, Flannery said borough leaders planned to spend about $473,000, but added $80,000 after council members decided to make additional improvements to Beaver Street.
“That puts us up to date with where we want to be with all of our roads,” Flannery said.
An additional $70,000 was set aside for anticipated projects later in September or October, Flannery said.
He said the road project is part of a 20-year plan to fix every street in Sewickley.
He estimated it would cost about $24 million to repair all of the roads.
“We're trying to do $700,000 each year to get caught up,” Flannery said.
“It'll take 20 years and then you're back doing it again.”
David Paulk is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5804 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Edgeworth woman believes oak trees cause her danger
- Sewickley native taps talents, lands lead role in horror flick
- Recent storms remind: Be careful what you wish for
- Sewickley librarian creates new niche club for book lovers
- Glen Osborne family challenges church’s use of elementary school
- Deal fills gap in Sewickley Heights Park
- Theater company breaks ground on Sewickley project