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Warrington construction work set to begin in mid to late September


September 4, 2012

Work on East Warrington Avenue in Allentown and Beltzhoover will begin soon when a $2.2 million reconstruction project gets under way.

Gulisek Construction, LLC was the low bidder on the contract that will replace the road surface in the travel and parking lanes along with curbs and curb cuts from Haberman Avenue to Arlington Avenue. The project is now slated to begin in mid to late September and will continue this year as long as weather permits before being completed next year.

Cost of the project is being split between the Port Authority and the City of Pittsburgh. The Port Authority is responsible for the travel lanes and the city the parking lane.

Gulisek will mill the road surface down five and a half inches, leaving the light rail tracks intact, before laying an intermediate layer of asphalt followed by four inches of fiber reinforced concrete. The rails will receive a rubber coating to help isolate them from the concrete and reduce vibrations.

The project will work on one side of the road at a time with the right side heading from Haberman Avenue toward Arlington Avenue on the schedule first. Workers will close one section of the road at a time for construction: completing that section before moving on to the next.

When the right side of Warrington is completed, they will move back to Haberman to begin work on the left side of the street.

The first section to be closed for construction is the block along East Warrington from Haberman to Estella Street. During this portion of the project, inbound (towards Allentown) traffic will be moved to the left side of the road and the detour for outbound (towards Rt. 51) traffic will take drivers onto Estella, across Kingsboro Street and down Haberman before returning to Warrington.


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