Section of Route 19 closed by huge sinkhole could reopen soon
By Christina Gallagher
Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 3:57 p.m.
A section of Perry Highway near Center Avenue in West View that road crews shut down Wednesday due to a large sinkhole could reopen Friday if construction workers can finish repairs, a West View Water Authority officials said.
The sinkhole, about 20 feet deep, appeared in the far-right northbound lane days after a construction crew repaired a sanitary sewer line in the same area. Heavy rains and failure of another sewer built in the 1900s caused the ground to cave.
Crews have been working to repair the hole as quickly as possible, said Sharon Bruno, the authority's director of administration. Once the hole is filled, crews can begin repaving the road, which is the final step before it can be re-opened.
PennDOT will inspect the road before it is reopened to traffic, spokesman Steve Cowan said. PennDOT has the authority to reopen the road.
Traffic has been detoured from Perry Highway, also known as Route 19, onto West Park Drive and Center Avenue.
Christina Gallagher is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-380-5637 or 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.
- Mail for IRS delivered to Squirrel Hill home
- Suspicious device removed from Larimer house
- Penguins’ Bylsma wants Cup version of Letang
- Indiana County chase ends with car in pond
- Orpik: Penguins must keep their cool
- Pirates trade for Mets first baseman Davis
- York teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
- Rossi: Pens sticking to power-play plan
- Hempfield native, 22, publishes with local independent press
- California University of Pennsylvania offers training for weather spotters
- Pa. unemployment rate falls to lowest since 2008; 12,000 more enter workforce