Friday, May 10, 2013
It won't be pretty through at least May 24.
Traffic from both directions on Brownsville Road will be restricted to just one alternating lane between Willard Drive and Curry Hollow Road 24 hours per day and seven days per week from 7 a.m. on Monday, May 13, until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 24, as part of the final phase of the Brownsville-Curry Hollow-Broughton Road realignment project. Work crews will be active from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays during that time period. The Allegheny County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0, is overseeing the $8.6-million project to improve the busy Brownsville-Curry Hollow-Broughton intersection on the borders of South Park Township and Baldwin and Pleasant Hills …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Could the South Hills look more like South Side? Or better?
It's not that the bus stops along Route 51 in Brentwood, Baldwin and Whitehall aren't functional. They're just not very good. That is ... at least compared to what they could be. Five students from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture's Master of Urban Design program impressed an audience gathered at the Fairhaven United Methodist Church in Overbrook on Friday with their ideas for Route 51 bus stop improvements. The biggest improvements? These wouldn't just be bus stops anymore; they'd be high-tech, self-sustaining "platforms" complete with bike racks, water fountains and solar panels to power LED lights, real-time bus schedules and even vending machines and cellphone charging stations. And while the most practical idea …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The work will run from Brownsville Road to Route 88.
UPDATE: This work has been extended for Monday, April 29, to Friday, May 3, at least. Crews from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0 will cause temporary lane closures and restrictions on Route 51 from at least Dec. 10 to 14, 2012, due to pothole patching. The work will occur in various locations across the busy state road—specifically, from its Brownsville Road intersection on the border of Whitehall and Brentwood boroughs to its Route 88 intersection in Pittsburgh's Overbrook neighborhood. That is an approximately 1.7-mile stretch. Motorists are advised to use caution, slow down and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the work area. Read about other roadwork in and around Baldwin-Whitehall here…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Economic Development South is hosting the meeting at Carrick High School.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Tuesday, April 16
Economic Development South will host an open house meeting this Thursday, April 18, to discuss improving Brownsville Road. The organization invites all local residents, especially those who frequent the area, to share thoughts and ideas for making the Brownsville Road corridor more connected and a nicer place to spend time in the community. The meeting will be held in the Carrick High School cafeteria at 125 Parkfield St., Pittsburgh, PA 15210, from 6 to 8 p.m. From Economic Development South: In 2012, EDS was awarded a grant from the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development to develop a strategic action and implementation plan for the business districts/commercial clusters along Brownsville Road. The plan will identify specific…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Where can I care for my pet in Baldwin-Whitehall? Or should I adopt?
National Pet Day is Thursday, April 11, and what better time to care for your critter? Or perhaps this is the right time to adopt a new pet. According to petdayusa.com, the day was started by celebrity pet lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in order "to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters all across the nation." There are a few popular Pittsburgh-area shelters where you can adopt pets, including Animal Friends along Camp Horne Road in Ohio Township and the Animal Rescue League along Hamilton Avenue in Larimer. If adoption's not for you, the immediate Baldwin-Whitehall area still offers many …
Friday, April 5, 2013
A local nonprofit is developing a plan to boost community growth.
A local nonprofit organization is working to make the Brownsville Road area a regional destination, according to the Tribune Review. The newspaper reports that Economic Development South is developing a strategic action plan this spring of the busy road from Nobles Lane in Carrick to Saw Mill Run Boulevard at the Brentwood/Whitehall border. The goal of the plan is to bring in more business and improve the streetscape, transportation and public safety along Brownsville Road. Economic Development South received a $50,000 grant for the plan from the Pittsburgh Partnership for Neighborhood Development.
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 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
'I can't see jumping around the borough just to make people think that things are even.' – Councilman Bob Collet
Baldwin Borough's council members voted, 6-1, on Tuesday night in favor of using the borough's road funds to repair only roads in south Baldwin this year. Councilman Bob Collet made that motion, saying that the borough should save money by keeping its resurfacing equipment in one general area as opposed to taking it across Route 51 and up Streets Run Road to north Baldwin. "I can't see jumping around the borough just to make people think that things are even," Collet, a central Baldwin resident, said after hearing from borough engineers that the cost of transporting equipment will eat away at the money designed to actually fix the borough's roads. "Get the best for your dollar," Collet said before suggesting that, next year, the council …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Judge Bova's office is at the Wallace Building along Macek Drive.
The following results are from recent hearings held in the Wallace Building office of Magistrate John N. Bova of District Court 05-2-18: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.