October 1, 2013 | Vol. 74 No. 10

Paving status of Brownsville Road in Carrick

Early in the season, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak requested the entirety of Brownsville Road be paved by Public Works.

Recently the City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works reported to them because of various utility work that will be taking place along Brownsville Road, the only portion they would be able to pave is from Calhount to Minooka streets, which is in progress.

According to Councilwoman Rudiak’s office, when utility companies plan linework, it can put a hold on paving for months, which oftentimes bumps it off that year’s list. Otherwise, Public Works would be laying fresh asphalt on a street that would just a few weeks later be torn up to repair a water main.

Examples of the work slated for Brownsville Road include Pennsylvania American Water doing work in the Amanda St./East Cherryhill area, Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority (PWSA) doing sewer lining work from E. Meyers Ave. to Brownsville, and PWSA engineering work taking place on Brownsville Rd. between Overbrook Blvd. and Becks Run Rd. sometime between now and March of 2014.

Councilwoman Rudiak plans to continue to push for more streets to be paved and for the rest of Brownsville Road to be completed.

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