New Restrictions Announced for Project to Improve Intersection of Brownsville, Broughton & Curry Hollow Roads in South Park Twp., Baldwin Borough, Pleasant Hills

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Department of Public Works, in cooperation with PennDOT District 11, today announced new restrictions as part of the $8.6 million project to improve the intersection of Brownsville Road (State Route 2040), Broughton Road and Curry Hollow Road in South Park Twp., Baldwin Borough and Pleasant Hills.

On the evening of Wednesday, June 27, preparation for the next phase of work on this project will begin. At 7:00 p.m., existing traffic signals in the three intersections of Brownsville-Broughton roads, Sixth Street-Brownsville Road and Horning-Broughton roads will be disengaged. Police departments from South Park Twp, Baldwin Borough and Pleasant Hills will begin controlling traffic in these intersections at this time.

Between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 28, northbound and southbound traffic on Brownsville Road will be rerouted from the existing alignment to the new alignment, and new traffic signals will be activated. Traffic will still be restricted to one lane in each direction.

The following restrictions and detours will be in effect during this phase of the project:

  • Philippe Drive will continue to be closed to Curry Hollow Road.
  • Fifth Street will be closed to Brownsville Road. The posted detour is to Valdiserri Street, left onto Sixth Street to Brownsville Road.
  • Curry Road will be reopened to Broughton Road.
  • Thomas Avenue will be closed to Brownsville Road. Detour is to Curry Road, left onto Broughton Road to Brownsville Road.
  • Broughton Road between Brownsville Road and Pike Street will have a changing traffic pattern and will also be restricted to one alternating lane of traffic controlled by flaggers from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Traffic traveling northbound on Curry Hollow Road will continue to not be able to make a left turn onto Brownsville Road. The posted detour is to continue on Curry Hollow Road to Route 51, follow Route 51 northbound for approximately one quarter of a mile, turn left onto Streets Run Road and continue for one half mile, and then continue onto Brownsville Road. A map of the detour route is available World Wide Web Icon online.

Motorists should watch for changing traffic patterns as crews implement the new restrictions and detours.

The Brownsville/Broughton/Curry Hollow Intersection 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. Overall work will conclude in spring 2013. The prime contractor is Frank J. Zottola Construction Inc. of Valencia, Pa.

For additional information, contact Construction Engineering Project Manager Jeanna Fisher at 412-350-5978.

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