|Contact:||Doug Aiken, Public Works|
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Public Works, in cooperation with PennDOT District 11, today announced an $8.6 million project to improve the intersection of Brownville Road (State Route 2040), Broughton Road and Curry Hollow Road in South Park Township, Baldwin Borough and Pleasant Hills. The project will begin on Monday, June 20, weather permitting.
The project includes intersection realignment, reconstruction, widening, bituminous paving, concrete installation, and reconstruction and extension of a concrete arch culvert, as well as improvements to drainage, curbs, sidewalks, traffic signals and more. Work on Broughton Road will occur between Brownsville Road and Pike Street, as well as on Brownsville Road east of Philippe Drive to Thomas Avenue. Overall work will conclude in spring 2013. The prime contractor is Frank J. Zottola Construction Inc. of Valencia, Pa.
The project is being sponsored and managed by the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. PennDOT is overseeing the project due to the federal funding involved.
Several traffic restrictions will be necessary beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Monday, June 20, through summer 2012. The following will occur:
- Brownsville Road will be reduced to a single, 11-foot-wide lane in each direction between Sixth Street and Philippe Drive.
- Both lanes on Broughton Road will be restricted to 11-foot-wide lanes.
- Eastbound traffic on Brownsville Road (State Route 2040) will not be able to make left turns onto Fifth Street and Philippe Drive. The posted detour will be to continue east onto Curry Hollow Road, take the ramp to northbound Route 51, follow Route 51 north to Streets Run Road, make left and follow Streets Run Road back to Brownsville Road.
- Traffic on southbound Brownsville Road (County Road 5050) and Fifth Street and eastbound Philippe Drive will only be able to make right turns onto Brownsville Road (State Route 2040). Left-turn access to Curry Hollow Road will be closed. The posted detour from Brownsville Road will be to take Streets Run Road to Route 51, make right and follow Route 51 south to Curry Hollow Road off-ramp.
These restrictions will be in place through summer 2012. Motorists are advised to use caution and expect delays and changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area.
For additional information, contact Manager of Construction Engineering Doug Aiken at 412-350-2517.
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