The Department of Public Works announced today that the Fleming Park Bridge (Neville Road) in Neville Township and Stowe Township is now expected to reopen in late August 2019. It was originally expected to reopen at the end of June.
The project was delayed due to a railroad company not having a railroad flagger available during September and October of last year. That issue was because of a delay on another project not involving Public Works. The lack of a flagger during those months impacted when contractor Mosites Construction could work on the bridge above and near the tracks. A flagger is required to ensure the safety of the workers as well as the trains.
The estimated $11 million project, which includes sidewalk replacement, steel repairs, expansion dam replacement, painting, and overlay on the concrete deck, began on August 13, 2018. With the railroad flagger issue occurring early in the project, Public Works hoped it might get back on schedule. However, after determining that was not possible, the reopening date was officially pushed back.
Traffic continues to be detoured using Route 51, I-79, and Grand Avenue, and a pedestrian shuttle remains available from 5 a.m. to midnight on weekdays, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Sundays. Shuttles at the following designated locations arrive at least once every 30 minutes, except for during weekends and from 11 a.m.to 3 p.m. on weekdays, when they arrive at least once every hour.
- Neville Road where it intersects with the industrial driveway at the northern point of the closure.
- The intersection of Fifth Street and Montour Street. This is the first drop-off point where passengers can transfer from the shuttle to the Port Authority Bus Route 21 Coraopolis.
- The intersection of Fourth Street and Arch Street. This is the last drop-off point where passengers can transfer from the shuttle to the Port Authority Bus Route 21 Coraopolis.
A map of the shuttle stops can be found by visiting http://bit.ly/FlemingShuttleMap. The shuttle is arriving at Green Stop 1 (5th Avenue at Montour Street) at the top and bottom of every hour. The first shuttle is aligned with the schedule of the 21 Coraopolis bus.
Residents wanting to receive real-time updates about the shuttle’s location, can download the Apple/iPhone version of the Fleet Complete app at http://bit.ly/FleetiPhone or the Google/Android version at http://bit.ly/FleetAndroid. Once installed, log in using the username email@example.com and the password rider18.
Residents seeking additional information or assistance, can call Jeanna Fisher at 412-350-5978.