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Trio of roads fixed, reopened after sliding issues

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By Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Three Westmoreland County roads have reopened in the past several weeks after about a half-million dollar PennDOT project to fix sliding land beneath them.

Portions of the three roads were fully closed and are now open, said Jay Ofsanik, a safety press officer for the state Department of Transportation.

Ofsanik describes the issue as a “slide underneath the roadway.”

“It wasn't material that went on the roadway,” he said. “It was the outer edge of the roadway that began to slide out from underneath.”

Road surfaces weren't damaged because crews were sent in to fix the problem, he said.

In Murrysville, crews repaired the Route 22 westbound off-ramp to old Route 22 at the Allegheny County line. Some work remains there, Ofsanik said, but the road is open to drivers.

Penn Township's Trafford-Murrysville Road had repairs south of the turnpike bridge, which included relocating a waterline. The road had been closed since mid-September. It was expected to open by the end of October but was delayed because of the need to move the waterline.

Route 993 just east of Irwin Borough also underwent repairs.

Repair costs totaled $582,929. Carmen Paliotta Contracting Inc. was the contractor for the projects.

Rossilynne Skena is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6646 or rskena@tribweb.com.

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