Route 30

Joe DeStio

Work To Rebuild Route 30 Underway

PennDOT hopes to reopen the road by mid-summer

April 20, 2018 - 11:51 am

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - PennDOT is moving forward with plans to get Route 30 reopened by mid-Summer. Friday morning, a home near the landslide was demolished to get the process for the new retaining wall started.

In Harrisburg on Friday, Golden Triangle Construction was the low bidder to build the wall at $6.54 million dollars. They have the go ahead to proceed

Tuesday, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald declared a disaster emergency in hopes of qualifying for federal funds for communities dealing with recent landslides and flash flooding. Governor Tom Wolf tells KDKA Radio, "This is a big project. It's going to take some time but everybody is hard and working together and the spirit couldn't be better."

The high cost of the Route 30 slide and repairs appears to have put that total high enough to qualify for the federal help.

The wall must be complete before other residents can move back in and Route 30 can be rebuilt.