Brookview Lane in Ross closed through mid-May for bridge replacement |
North Hills

Brookview Lane in Ross closed through mid-May for bridge replacement

Tony LaRussa

Starting today, Brookview Lane in Ross Township will be closed for a bridge replacement project that is expected to take until mid-May to complete, officials announced.

The road will be shut down between McKnight Road and Babcock Boulevard while work is being performed on the bridge, which is structurally unsafe for motor vehicles.

Motorists will have to use the special access road that now connects McKnight and Brookview, officials said. A posted detour will guide drivers thorough the area.

Starting on Tuesday, the school bus stops along Brookview will be relocated to road’s intersection with Donmor Lane.

The bridge replacement project was slated to begin last summer but money from the state, which is paying for most of the work, was not available, according to a township commissioner who said doing the work this spring could be easier on motorists.

“This project can be completed faster than if it were to commence in the summer,” said Commissioner Dan DeMarco in a social media post. “Road construction in the summer results in many delays due to the high volume of projects undertaken by contractors. Unpredictable, excessive rainfall also can delay such projects in the summer.”

DeMarco noted that rain delayed work along Thompson Run Road between Vilsack Road and Babcock Boulevard last summer. The project was slated for completion by September but dragged on until December because of delays caused by the weather.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Local | North Hills
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.