Construction

Transportation
4:42 am
Sun October 27, 2013

PennDOT to Close Link Between North and South Hills

PennDOT will detour north bound drivers off the Liberty Bridge, through Duquesne's campus, and onto the Veterans Bridge from 9-5 Oct 28-Nov 1.
Credit Google.com

Motorists heading from the Liberty Bridge to the North Hills this week will find themselves taking a short detour. 

PennDOT will close the ramp connecting the Liberty Bridge to northbound I-579 (Crosstown Boulevard) starting at 9:00am Monday Oct. 28 to work on the retaining wall leading up to Duquesne University.  The ramp will reopen at 5:00pm and then will be closed each day from 9:00am to 5:00pm through Friday.

Crews will apply a protective acrylic coating to wall.

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Government & Politics
11:32 am
Mon August 5, 2013

State Lawmakers to Scrutinize Building Construction Codes

Building construction codes are coming under scrutiny by state lawmakers in an upcoming hearing.

The state’s approach to adopting updates to the codes has changed under the Corbett administration, leading a state commission to reject all of the most recent internationally-provided model updates.

A proposal by Democratic state Rep. Pat Harkins of Erie County would restore some of the ease of accepting updated codes for commercial buildings.

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