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Delmont seeks bids for 2019 road program

Patrick Varine
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Lillian DeDomenic | For the Tribune-Review
The Delmont Borough building in June 2015.

Delmont officials will seek bids for a 2019 road program that includes parts of West Pittsburgh Street, Stotler Drive, Cupp Way and Greensburg Street.

Borough council members voted unanimously to advertise the road program at their Feb. 12 meeting. In order of priority, the sections proposed include:

• The remainder of West Pittsburgh Street, from Harrison Avenue to the East Pittsburgh Street side, where it intersects with Greensburg and Freeport streets.

• Stotler Drive, along the small section that connects Route 66 and Manor Road, running behind the Sunoco fuel station on Route 66.

• Cupp Way

• Remediation of the crack along Greensburg Street

The road program will be finalized at a later date.

Council also addressed recent resident complaints about semi-trailer trucks using Pittsburgh Street and damaging the road.

Councilman Stan Cheyne said he’d looked into the possibility of enforcing a weight limit on Pittsburgh Street, but did not feel it was worth the cost to the borough.

“We don’t have police qualified to operate the scales, we don’t own the scales, and we don’t own a vehicle to transport the scales,” Cheyne said. “Based on the enforcement issues and the cost associated with it, I’d recommend not doing anything.”

Council also agreed to have its streets committee revisit the parking situation on Freeport Street, where some residents have complained that commuters parking in the borough and catching the bus, along with shoppers parking in the downtown business district, make it difficult for residents to find a parking spot near their homes.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.