Friday, March 29, 2013
Some traffic changes and detours will be in effect.
It starts on April Fool's Day, but it's not a joke—work on the Broughton/Baptist intersection in Bethel Park begins Monday, and there are other traffic changes to be aware of in the area. Work to improve safety and reduce congestion at the intersection of Broughton and Baptist roads will resume Monday, April 1, weather permitting, according to PennDOT. The following restrictions also will be in effect as of 7 a.m. on April 1, through mid-October: Work at the intersection includes reconstructing and widening the intersection to add turning lanes, improved drainage, retaining walls, new traffic signals, curbing and bituminous resurfacing. Overall work will conclude in fall 2013. About 28,000 vehicles use the intersection each day. Drivers …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Whitehall Councilwoman Linda Book hopes residents living in and outside of Whitehall will take a transportation survey—attached here—to help regain better public transit through the area.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, March 26
A Whitehall Borough councilwoman wants to make public transportation better for residents living within the borough—and for those living outside its borders. Councilwoman Linda Book created a transportation survey to gauge how residents in Whitehall and surrounding communities use public transportation, and how they’ve been affected by recent cuts and changes to bus routes. The survey is attached to this article as a PDF document. “I hope to collect data that can be helpful to potential transportation companies interested in providing services … if the Port Authority does not see fit to reinstate needed Whitehall bus routes once I provide data to them,” Book said in an email to Baldwin-Whitehall Patch. Book said she realizes that transit …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
But there will be fewer restrictions than there were this past spring.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0's $3.9-million roadwork project at the Broughton Road-Baptist Road intersection in Bethel Park resumes on April 1, weather permitting. But there will be fewer restrictions than there were this past spring. The following restrictions will be in place beginning at approximately 7 a.m. on Monday, April 1, and lasting through mid-October: The project is creating mobility improvements at this busy intersection, which sees about 28,000 vehicles on an average day, according to PennDOT. Work includes reconstructing and widening the intersection to add turning lanes, improved drainage, retaining walls, new traffic signals, curbing and bituminous resurfacing. The prime contractor is Plum …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
And five other stories in these Whitehall police notes.
Suspected Overdose Whitehall Borough police officers arrived at a residence in the 1600 block of Skyline Drive in the Wallace (Prospect) Park area at around 9:47 a.m. on Sunday for a report of an unconscious male, Whitehall police Deputy Chief Richard M. Danko said. Crews from Medical Rescue Team South Authority also came to the scene to find the man—Nicholas Antonio Miller, 24, of 2922 Glenmore Ave. in Dormont Borough—in a state of "ineffective breathing," Danko said. Danko said that Miller was suffering from an apparent overdose of a controlled substance and that he was in possession of a syringe that contained what is suspected to be heroin. An ambulance took him to UPMC Mercy Hospital for treatment, Danko said. A Mercy representative …
Friday, November 30, 2012
But long-term restrictions will resume there in the spring.
Good news for folks in Pittsburgh's South Hills area, as the detours and restrictions that have been in place since March at the Broughton Road-Baptist Road intersection in Bethel Park are scheduled to be removed by Nov. 30, weather permitting. Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 are completing temporary traffic signal work needed to reopen that intersection. And in fact, some movements through the intersection may be possible ahead of the full late November reopening. But the project will not be completely finished until late in 2013, according to a PennDOT news release. Some utility work may continue through this winter with short-term restrictions at that time, followed by additional long-term, single-…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
A broken water line was to blame.
UPDATE (11:17 p.m., Nov. 28, 2012): Baptist Road has reopened in all directions. ... Crews from the Pennsylvania American Water Company remain on Baptist Road in Whitehall Borough, repairing a broken water line between the Baptist-Grove Road and Baptist-Lachman Road intersections (above the Caste Village Giant Eagle). The water line broke on Wednesday morning, according to a worker at the scene, and Whitehall police officers are there now preventing any traffic from heading south past Grove Road (toward Bethel Park). Earlier in the day, flaggers were allowing traffic to head both ways through the work area, but that is no longer the case as different trucks need space to head to and from the scene to help to repair a large hole left by …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Linda Book is pursuing travel options for—roughly speaking—the area between Caste Village and Brentwood Towne Square.
Considering the recent loss of a Port Authority of Allegheny County bus route along Baptist Road, Whitehall Borough Councilwoman Linda J. Book discussed an idea at Wednesday night's council meeting of an in-borough transportation service. "I don't know exactly the numbers of the folks that require bus transportation," Book said on Wednesday, "but it's a significant number of homes on Baptist Road that have been abandoned by Port Authority." Book said that she has spoken with Economic Development South Executive Director Greg Jones regarding that situation and has brainstormed with him "to see if we can get some transportation, perhaps, from one end—the Caste Village area—up to the Brentwood Towne (Square) area, where the large hub of Route…