Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is
announcing Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in East Pittsburgh Borough, Allegheny
County, reopened to traffic this afternoon, less than three months after a
section of the roadway was closed due to a major landslide.
A section of Route 30
located between Electric Avenue and the Westinghouse Bridge has been closed to
traffic since Saturday, April 7, and all lanes reopened to traffic at
approximately 1 p.m. today.
“Thanks to the
partnership between my administration, county, city, and municipal officials –
Route 30 is officially reopening just over two months after its closer. That
kind of speed is incredible and is truly a testament to the government that
works that I am working to build in Harrisburg,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “I
want to thank PennDOT’s crew for their countless hours and tireless efforts to
get this project done quickly and safely. I am proud of the work we’ve all done
together and am looking forward to driving on Route 30 again soon.”
Crews from Golden
Triangle Construction completed roadway reconstruction work including asphalt
paving, guiderail and drainage installation, curbing, line painting, and other
miscellaneous construction activities as the final hurdle to reopening Route 30.
Earlier work to rebuild the hillside and provide a stable base to reconstruct
the roadway included the placement of 39,000 cubic yards of recycled broken
concrete roadway and foreign barrow material and the erection of a 400-foot
wall with 51 pilings and 42 anchors. The $6.54 million construction project
began on April 27 and the roadway reopened in just over 60 days.
dedication shown by everyone assisting those impacted by this slide and
reopening this roadway has been astounding,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie s.
Richards. “I am proud of and thankful for their commitment to completing this
Prior to Golden
Triangle’s work on the slide remediation, crews from Allison Park Contractors
under an existing geotechnical contract, conducted work to remove slide
material, cut benching for exploratory drilling, and demolished buildings that
were damaged from the slide. Simultaneously, Gannett Fleming, Inc. began design
work to expedite the permanent repair of the roadway and hillside. The design,
which would typically take up to two years, was completed in only nine days.
“This has been
ultimate team effort,” said District 11 Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni. “I am
amazed at the commitment of everyone involved and want to thank those who are
helping to bring the Route 30 reopening over the finish line.”
Construction work will
continue on the site below Route 30 including concrete lagging installation,
reestablishing gas and water lines, anti-graffiti application to the wall, and
final grading. Minor construction activities requiring short-term lane restrictions
may occur on Route 30. PennDOT will
monitor the roadway for potential settlement of fill material.
Motorists can check
conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and
available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts,
traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.
511PA is also
available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by
calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA
For more PennDOT
information, visit www.penndot.gov. Follow
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MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Cowan, 412-429-5010
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