Alle-Kiski Tuesday take: A long haul to improve route’s safety |

Alle-Kiski Tuesday take: A long haul to improve route’s safety

Jack Fordyce | Tribune-Review
Former township Supervisor John Framel of Allegheny Township's River Forest neighborhood looks over the final plans for widening Route 356 near his home during a public meeting.

Oftentimes new road and bridge construction seems to get the lion’s share of attention while improving existing thoroughfares, when safety concerns are raised, tends to get, well, less attention. By some residents’ accounts, it’s taken 15 years, maybe longer, to address a dangerous steep bend and sight-line issues along Route 356 near Freeport Bridge in Allegheny Township. Clearly what’s proposed in this $15 million to $20 million project will make a significant difference. Here’s to getting the job done on time; drivers who frequent this route have waited long enough.

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