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Parking garage develops leaks

| Saturday, May 12, 2012, 12:35 p.m.

Half of Greensburg's new double-deck parking garage on North Maple Avenue is closed because the roof leaked during heavy storms.

Half of the lower garage deck is closed this week while construction workers replace the packer rod material, which serves as a seal between the concrete plates that form the deck of the upper level.

Thomas Sphon, city administrator, said he anticipated that half of the garage will be closed for one week while the packing material is replaced, then the other half will be closed for another week while the same work is done.

The 94-space double-deck parking facility, located between East Pittsburgh and East Otterman streets, opened in November. Sphon said city officials believe that the packing material was not properly installed.

Costa Contracting, of Cheswick, which was awarded a $653,347 contract to rebuild the garage last year, is paying for the repairs, Sphon said.

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