Friday, March 1, 2013
The work is part of a $5.6-million project to replace a bridge on Curry Hollow near Sheetz.
Work on a $5.6-million project to replace a bridge on Curry Hollow Road in Pleasant Hills Borough resumed on Friday, March 1, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11-0. Traffic is being reduced to a single, 10-foot wide lane in each direction between Route 51 (Clairton Boulevard) and Keeport Drive, and the restrictions will remain in place around-the-clock through mid-November. The project includes replacing an existing three-span encased I-beam bridge over railroad tracks just west of Arbor Lane (next to Sheetz) and east of Jefferson Memorial Cemetery and Funeral Home with a single-span adjacent box beam structure. The new bridge will widen the existing roadway to add a turning lane. Traffic signals will be …
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 9, 2013
And other notes from Tuesday night's Baldwin Council meeting.
Road Repair The Baldwin Borough Council is reviewing a preliminary list of 29 Baldwin streets and 30 total borough spots that are in need of some sort of road repair. The borough's 2013 budget shows $800,000 allocated for such repair (up $50,000 from 2012), but the estimated cost to repair all 30 spots discussed at Tuesday night's council agenda meeting is over $3 million, meaning that not every troubled spot can likely be corrected this year. The list includes 15 spots each in north and south Baldwin: Instead of completely repaving each of these places for long-term restoration, the borough could save money and extend the life of existing pavement by merely seal coating, or "tar-and-chipping," troubled spots, borough engineer Larry …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The dog's owner has not yet been identified.
A Baldwin Borough police officer went to the Uni-Mart at the intersection of Keeport Drive and Knoedler Road in south Baldwin at around 6:35 p.m. on Nov. 26 for a dog bite incident, according to a police report. The officer spoke to a victim at the scene, who said that he was bit by a pit bull that was tied up near the Uni-Mart entrance about 30 minutes earlier. The victim, who works at the convenience store, said that he was taking trash to the store's dumpster when he was attacked by the dog, which had its leash attached to a clothing donation receptacle while its owner was inside of the store. The victim said that he then spoke to the dog's owner about the attack before the owner took his dog and left the area. The victim then finished …
Friday, November 30, 2012
And yet another one that is alcohol related.
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 daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Where to buy a Powerball ticket in Baldwin-Whitehall and the odds of winning the jackpot.
The historic Powerball jackpot rose to a record $500 million on Tuesday, and many Baldwin-Whitehall residents are expected to purchase a ticket on Wednesday—if they haven't already. According to this Pennsylvania Lottery Web page, there are quite a few places to purchase a Powerball ticket in Baldwin-Whitehall. There has been no Powerball winner since Oct. 6. The chance of winning the $500 million jackpot is 1 in 175,223,510. The Powerball is drawn every Wednesday and Saturday night at 10:59 p.m. Ticket sales are cut off at least 59 minutes before the draw. Each ticket costs $2. Good luck. You'll need it! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Road was shut down from Curry Hollow Road to Curry Hollow Shopping Center entrance for about three hours.
UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): The road has been reopened. A large trailer carrying vaccuum dust tipped over near the Curry Hollow Road-Keeport Drive intersection at around 8 a.m. on Wednesday, causing Keeport to be shut down by the Baldwin Borough Police Department from Curry Hollow Road to the Curry Hollow Shopping Center. The south Baldwin Borough roadway is clean, and the trailer has been uprighted. But crews are on the scene attempting to tow the trailer away. Check back with the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch for updates. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.