Route 30 Project Nearly Completed

Most of the money for the $12 million project will come from the federal government

Melinda Roeder
July 16, 2018 - 3:31 pm

Melinda Roeder

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - PennDOT says they're almost finished with repairs from the April landslide on Route 30 in East Pittsburgh.

Contractors had to haul away debris and then construct a 400-foot retaining wall with a new drainage system. The cost totaled nearly $12 million.

But PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards says most of it will come from the federal government.

“The emergency relief fund will cover an approximate $9.27 million,” said Richards

Richards adds a project of this size would normally take two to three years to complete but has been nearly finished in three months.

“We took everybody from the district and put everybody on this at one time to complete this. That’s why we can’t do this same type of expedited delivery after every project.”

The slide caused the collapse of an apartment complex on Electric Avenue.  PennDOT is still looking for housing for about two-dozen tenants.

Route 30 reopened for traffic in late June.

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