Irwin eyes inventory's summer of roadwork
Work is planned for 10 road segments in Irwin this summer, ranging from paving to crack sealing to line painting, adding up to about a $150,000 project.
Over the past few weeks, borough engineer Lucien Bove examined all of the borough's roads to check their conditions. A full inventory has not been conducted for a couple of years, Bove said.
“There are a lot of roads that need patching, and almost every road needs to be crack sealed,” Bove told council at its meeting on Thursday.
Borough Manager Mary Benko lauded Bove's list of each road and its status.
“Kudos to Lucien because he went through every road in Irwin and alleys and their conditions,” Benko said.
That list will be helpful for next year, too, because officials can review the worst roads even if there is no time to examine every road in the borough, Bove said.
Paving is expected to begin in June, he said, after he makes drawings for the project and seeks bids from interested companies.
“We want to move forward with the paving project,” he said.
Paving is planned for sections of Pennsylvania Avenue, Fifth Street, Walnut Street and the Tenth Street Extension.
Other portions of Pennsylvania Avenue will undergo crack sealing and shoulder patching. Crack sealing work will focus on areas where pavement is in good condition, he said.
Crews will address water issues on Western Alley and Oak Street.
Rossilynne Skena is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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