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Bike trail network grows with Hazelwood spur

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

bike2Friends of the Riverfront has announced plans to build a two-mile trail segment in Hazelwood. It would pass through the old LTV Steel site that is slated for redevelopment, starting at a trailhead near Irvine Street and Hazelwood Avenue and ending near the Hot Metal Bridge. The organization is hoping to complete the segment in June. View the project plans here.

Watch for short-term lane closures and traffic shifts on the ramp from northbound Route 30 (Ardmore Boulevard) to the outbound Parkway East from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, during wall repairs. The ramp will remain open.

Work will continue on the westbound Parkway East in Downtown Pittsburgh, the so-called bathtub section, starting at 10 p.m. nightly through June 4, except that crews will not restrict traffic over the holiday weekend. Single-lane closures will be in effect, with restrictions lifted by 5 a.m. daily.

The Pine Creek No. 1 Bridge on Thompson Run Road in Ross opened on Tuesday, about six months behind schedule. Doug Aiken, Allegheny County construction engineering manager, said the contractor, Pugliano Construction, would be assessed $21,000 in penalties for failing to meet the most recent deadline, May 15, for finishing the $804,000 bridge replacement project.

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If you're wondering what the construction on the railroad tracks under the Smithfield Street Bridge is all about, CSX is lowering the tracks by about one foot as they pass under the bridge as part of a project to clear the way for taller double-stack trains.

PennDOT District 12, which includes Washington County, will start replacement of the bridge that carries Route 50 over Cross Creek on June 4. The work zone is east of the Gardner Street intersection and will have alternating one-way traffic controlled by a temporary signal through October. The project will take two seasons.

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