Aspinwall eyes $100,000 in 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 .