The Department of Public Works announced today that Worthington Avenue between Route 51 and Oneida Drive in Jefferson Hills Borough has reopened to traffic except for one lane at the work site in the 1500 block.

The final lane will remain closed at that location while work continues to remediate a slope above the road. As that work continues, there is not currently any timetable for when the final lane will be reopened. Stop signs will be used to control traffic where the road becomes a single lane, and drivers are urged to use caution in the area.

Both lanes of Worthington Avenue between Route 51 and Oneida Drive had been closed since
June 14, 2018 because of a landslide and slope remediation work that is needed to prevent future landslides and to ensure that the road is safe for vehicles. Crews have removed about 2,000 cubic yards of unstable material from the area, but more work is required, including the removal of additional unstable material as well as installation of spring drains, topsoil procurement and placement, seeding and mulching, erosion and sediment control management, reestablishment of roadway drainage, and exploratory excavation and surveying.

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