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Gasoline giants duke it out; Joe Motorist wins

Written by Jon Schmitz on .

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There’s an interesting little price war going at the gasoline pumps in Bethel Park. Sheetz has opened a new store on Route 88 not far from Washington Junction, and when I saw the sign posting the price of regular gas, I thought it was a mistake. It was not. And the GetGo station on Route 88 at the entrance to South Park quickly came down to meet its new rival. As of today, various websites are reporting regular gas going for $3.39 at Sheetz and $3.38 at GetGo. (The two chains seem to be in a similar throw-down in Monroeville, where the reported prices are even lower.) Most other stations in the area are in the $3.53 to $3.59 range. The Western Pennsylvania average per AAA is $3.51. Let’s hope these two behemoths continue to duke it out.GetGo
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roadworkaheadMore roadwork on Banksville Road: Crash barrier repairs will cause lane closures at times on weekdays between the Parkway West and McMonagle Road through Aug. 15. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. inbound and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. outbound, starting Wednesday. No work on Thursday or Friday.

The inbound Parkway East will be restricted to one lane in the area of the 10th Street Bridge, Downtown, from 10 p.m. today until 6 a.m. Wednesday as Allegheny County continues work on the bridge.

Inbound Route 28 traffic will be restricted to the left lane from the 40th Street Bridge to East Ohio Street starting at 8 p.m. weeknights through Aug. 2. Restrictions end by 5 a.m. daily.

A sinkhole has closed the right lane and parking lane on Fourth Street at Arch Street in Coraopolis until further notice.

A landslide that caused closure on the southbound right lane on University Boulevard in Moon was cleared on Monday afternoon.

In the works: the next full closure of the Squirrel Hill Tunnels is scheduled for the weekend of July 26; expect work on a major $39 million project on West Carson Street in the West End to begin toward the end of the month; the $19 million remaking of the Route 51-Route 88 intersection is expected to begin in August. No information was available about future planned closures of the Liberty Tunnels.

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