Aspinwall eyes $100,000 in summer paving |
Fox Chapel

Aspinwall eyes $100,000 in summer paving

Tawnya Panizzi
Aspinwall plans to spend $100,000 on summer paving.

Aspinwall council is eyeing two prominent streets for summer paving and will target up to four alleys if the budget allows.

Council approved $100,000 for the annual road improvement program, making it somewhat easier to compile the list compared to 2018 when the budget was slashed by 30 percent.

Manager Melissa Lang said Field and Western avenues are the priorities.

“Those are the ones we’re committed to,” she said.

“We are hoping that the bid will come in under budget, and if that is the case, we are hoping to do at least a few of the alleys.”

Council expects to advertise for bids within the next month.

Residents can count on Field Avenue being paved from Fifth to Third streets, along with Western Avenue from Freeport Road to Alley B and from Alley C to Fifth Street.

Last year, council struggled to compile a road list after the borough’s paving budget was cut to $70,000 in order to balance the 2018 spending plan.

Ultimately, the project included Brilliant Avenue from Second to Fourth streets and Western Avenue from Alley B to Alley C. Council was able to add a few alternates with money left over from the previous year’s projects, Lang said.

But work was pushed to fall because of the budget difficulties. This year, Lang said she’d like to see work done earlier in summer.

If possible, alternate roads to be paved this year include the Zero block of Alley E and the 200 block of Alley E, between Fourth and Fifth streets, the 200 block of Alley H between Ninth and 10th streets, and the 200 block of Alley I between 10th and 11th streets.

Tawnya Panizzi is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tawnya at 412-782-2121 x1512, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Local | Fox Chapel
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using 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.