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Troy Hill's Rialto Street to stay closed for the future

| Monday, March 1, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

The steep section of Rialto Street between Troy Hill and Route 28 will remain closed until the forecast clears due to lingering snow on the roadway and more that could be on the way.

With the potential for more snow tomorrow night and Wednesday, Pittsburgh Public Works Director Rob Kaczorowski said it didn't make sense to reopen Rialto this afternoon as originally planned.

"It's going to stay closed until we get a clear forecast," he said.

Members of the community have opposed closing the street, since it acts as a shortcut from Troy Hill to Route 28, Downtown, the Strip District and the North Side.

The short section had been closed off with concrete barriers in January.

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