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Heidelberg officials restore projects to streetscape proposal

| Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011

Some improvements previously eliminated from the Route 50 streetscape project in Heidelberg may be back on the drawing board.

A month after saying project costs had risen to $4.9 million, forcing the borough to cut some ideas, Mayor Ken LaSota said an urban rain garden slated for unused green space on the western side of Route 50 may still be constructed.

Steps in a grassy area near billboards may also be reinstated.

"It appears as if by changing some other things and rearranging a few things, the urban rain garden and the 'Spanish steps' may well be back within the scope of the project for the borough of Heidelberg," he said.

Heidelberg, Carnegie, and Scott have $2.9 million, including a $2.4 million federal grant received in 2008, earmarked for the project.

It encompasses the intersection of Greentree Road and Route 50 in Heidelberg through Carothers Avenue in Glendale, and Third Street and West Main Street in Carnegie.

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