Friday, March 22, 2013
Single lane closures in each direction will continue Friday evening into Saturday morning.
The closure planned for this weekend, March 22-25, on the Squirrel Hill Tunnel has been canceled due to expected inclement weather, according to PennDOT. The tunnel will remain open in both directions this weekend. Single lane closures in each direction will continue Friday evening into Saturday morning. Future tunnel closures will be rescheduled at a later date.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
PennDOT issues a warning to drivers.
PennDOT will close the outbound Squrirrel Hill Tunnel this weekend, March 22-25. "Significant delays should be expected and alternate routes considered," according to a PennDOT press release. The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday and will last until 6 a.m. Monday. A posted detour will require traffic to form a single lane exiting the Squirrel Hill/Homestead exit. The inbound tunnel will remain open, although short-term traffic stoppages may occur for equipment access and material removal. To minimize impacts on Squirrel Hill businesses, which will remain open and accessible, different detours are being used during day and night hours. PennDOT has made improvements at key intersections and police will be posted to keep traffic moving on …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Outbound ceiling removal begins.
Single direction weekend closures of the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East will resume in late March. Both directions will not be closed simultaneously, according to PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi. The first closure is planned in the outbound (eastbound) tunnel during the weekend of March 22-25 from 11 p.m. on Friday through 6 a.m. on Monday. Crews will begin work to remove the outbound tunnel ceiling, and continue rehabilitation and preservation work on the outbound bridge over Commercial Street. When overall work is completed, vertical clearance in the eastbound tunnel will increase from 13 feet, 6 inches to 14 feet, 9 inches. Additional, multiple improvement activities will be occurring in the tunnel as well to maximize …
Monday, February 4, 2013
District Judge Thomas Caulfield handled this and other cases Jan. 30 in his Forest Hills courtroom.
A Pittsburgh man who led police on a high-speed chase along the Parkway East and Boulevard of the Allies appeared before District Judge Thomas Caulfield in his Forest Hills courtroom Jan. 30. Juan Hernandez Carrera, 45, of Pittsburgh was held for court on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude officers, recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest/other law enforcement, failure to stop at a red signal, disregard traffic lane (single), turning movement and required signals, driving at safe speed, careless driving and reckless driving. Two counts of intentional possesion of a controlled substance by a person not registered were withdrawn. According to a criminal complaint, a Forest Hills police officer on patrol on Sept. 25, …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Restrictions will be, as needed, from 6 a.m. to noon.
Short-term single lane closures on the westbound (inbound) Parkway East will occur on Saturday and Sunday mornings, Jan. 12 and 13, weather permitting. Crews will be inspecting the bridge that carries I-376 over Commercial Street between the Edgewood-Swissvale interchange and the Squirrel Hill Tunnel, according to PennDOT District 11 spokesman Jim Struzzi. Restrictions will occur as needed from 6 a.m. to noon both days. Crews from Mackin Engineering and the Sofis Rigging Co. will conduct the work. PennDOT advises motorists to use caution, slow down, and expect changing traffic patterns when traveling through the area. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling. …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The work resumes tonight at 9 p.m.
Work to rehabilitate the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East (I-376) will resume on Thursday night, Jan. 3. As a courtesy to motorists and travelers, traffic restrictions related to the rehabilitation project were postponed over the holiday season. The following schedule will resume Thursday night: Westbound (inbound) single lane traffic: Eastbound (outbound) single lane traffic: No westbound full closures are scheduled at this time. The a $49.5 million project to rehabilitate the Squirrel Hill Tunnel includes updating electrical, lighting, air control and ventilation systems, structural repairs to the walls and arched ceiling, tile repairs, installation of a water line and other improvements. To minimize impacts on the traveling …
Monday, December 31, 2012
See which of our stories were the most read in 2012.
Well, this is it—the last day of 2012. At Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch, we try to bring you a wide variety of stories from our local communities, as well as some of regional interest, that we think you might enjoy reading or provide you with information from which you might benefit. So ... here's a look back at the top 10 most-read stories of the year: Was there a story you particularly liked that didn't make this list? What kinds of stories do you most like reading on Patch? Is there a topic you'd like to see more of? Tell us in the comments section. _______________________ Forest Hills-Regent Square Patch is on Facebook and on Twitter. Don't forget to sign up for our daily email newsletter by clicking here.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Squirrel Hill Tunnel rehabilitation work is suspended Saturday morning through Jan. 1; work resumes Jan. 2.
Work to rehabilitate the Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East (I-376) in the will continue through Saturday morning, Dec. 22. After Saturday morning, no restrictions related to the rehabilitation project will occur in the tunnel through the upcoming holidays. The following schedule will occur: Westbound single lane traffic: Eastbound single lane traffic: No westbound full closures are scheduled at this time. Routine tunnel maintenance may still necessitate some short-term, overnight restrictions. The a $49.5 million project to rehabilitate the Squirrel Hill Tunnel includes updating electrical, lighting, air control and ventilation systems, structural repairs to the walls and arched ceiling, tile repairs, installation of a water line …
Monday, November 26, 2012
There will be single-lane traffic in the outbound tunnel along the Parkway East through Dec. 11.
Overnight single-lane traffic in the outbound (eastbound) Squirrel Hill Tunnel on the Parkway East (I-376) will begin on Wednesday night, Nov. 28. Single-lane traffic will occur in the outbound tunnel according to the following schedule through Dec. 11: According to PennDOT, crews will be conducting rehabilitation work in the tunnel and improvements to the Commercial Avenue Bridge. Motorists are advised to use caution and allow extra time when traveling through the area. The work is part of the $49.5 million Squirrel Hill Tunnel rehabilitation project. Overall work will conclude in summer 2014. The prime contractor is the Walsh Construction Co. of Canonsburg. Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
In January, engineers will begin evaluating the entire Parkway East corridor and its adjoining network of roads for alternate improvements.
PennDOT has abandoned its plans to design and build metered ramps and use traffic signals to help with congestion leading from the Parkway East to the Squirrel Hill Tunnel. The Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that PennDOT has chosen not to pursue a $5 million plan to design and build a ramp-metering system after a study commissioned from the University of Pittsburgh concluded a combination of ramp closures and traffic signals could help relieve congestion. Dan Cessna, executive for PennDOT District 11, told the Post-Gazette that engineers will begin evaluating the entire Parkway East corridor and its adjoining network of roads in January. For full story, click here. The plan met with opposition from officials in the communities around …