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Part of Painters Run Road Reopens and Another Part Closes

USC Administration - Thursday, July 30, 2020
From Allegheny County Department of Public Works:

Allegheny County Department of Public Works reopened part of the 1800 block of Painters Run Road in Scott Township and Upper St. Clair to traffic. The closure, which began on July 20, 2020 as part of an ongoing project, was required for preservation of Painters Run Bridge No. 9. That work included repairs to the bridge deck, installation of guide rail, and paving.

Another part of Painters Run Road – just west of its intersection with McMillan Road in Upper St. Clair – is now closed. While completing drainage work there, crews encountered an unmarked underground mine void that might affect the road’s stability. As a result, Allegheny County Public Works will keep that section of road closed until it can ensure that it is safe for drivers.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation are being brought in to evaluate the mine void and potential remediation options. At this time, there is no timetable for when the road will reopen. When one has been established, that information will be provided to the public.

Traffic will be detoured using Bower Hill Road, Kelso Road and Rob Hollow Road.

As previously announced, paving work will begin on July 31, 2020 on other sections of Painters Run Road between Bower Hill Road in Scott Township and Cedar Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon. The majority of that work, which is expected to last at least two weeks, will occur overnight – between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. Monday-Saturday. The department worked with the affected municipalities for a waiver of their noise ordinances and is notifying property owners who might be impacted by the night work.

While paving work is taking place, drivers can expect to experience short stoppages in work zones. Flaggers will be used to control traffic, and drivers are urged to use caution in the area.

After the paving work is complete, crews will return to working between daylight hours only – 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – until the project ends. The project was expected to end in August, but the mine void could alter that schedule.

The project is being done by Northeast Paving, a division of Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, of Pittsburgh, as part of the $10.7 million 2019 Capital Roads contract.

Upper St. Clair Board Recognizes Commissioner Logan

USC Administration - Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Township of Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners issued a proclamation Monday night recognizing the service of Commissioner C. Elise Logan.

Commissioner Logan served as a member of the Board of Commissioners, Ward 2, from Jan. 2, 2018 to July 6, 2020. Commissioner Logan resigned because her family is moving out of the Township.

During her time as commissioner, she has served as a community development committee chair; budget and finance committee chair, member of the parks and recreation committee, human resources committee, and representative of the South Hills Area Council of Governments.

Commissioner Logan was an active member of the Board at which time the Township committed to jointly participate through 3 Rivers Wet Weather on source reduction efforts within our region, promoted engagement in the Live Well Allegheny campaign, and supported approval and construction to extend the Perimeter Trail in Boyce Mayview Park.

The sense of calmness and compassion Commissioner Logan demonstrated during the most challenging periods of time is valued, starting with the flood in the summer of 2018 and ending with the global pandemic. Commissioner Logan also brought a much-appreciated balance of community perspective and fiscal responsibility during her involvement with the Community & Recreation Center’s Facility Implementation Team.

Commissioner Logan’s efforts have contributed significantly to the growth and overall quality of life in Upper St. Clair during her service, voting on matters with the best interest of her constituents at heart.

Painters Run Road Closure on July 20

USC Administration - Friday, July 10, 2020

From the Allegheny County Department of Public Works:

The start of a closure on part of the 1800 block of Painters Run Road in Scott Township will now begin at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020, and is expected to last at least one week. It is necessary for work on Painters Run Bridge No. 9, including repairs to the bridge deck, installation of guide rail and paving. 

When the closure begins, traffic will be detoured using Bower Hill Road, Kelso Road and Rob Hollow Road.

The work is part of an ongoing project on Painters Run Road that also requires short stoppages in work zones between Bower Hill Road in Scott Township and Cedar Boulevard in Mt. Lebanon. Those stoppages, which are expected to end in November 2020, are needed for structural repairs to Painters Run Bridge No. 3, roadway drainage and base repairs, guide rail installation, as well as milling and paving.

The project is being done by Northeast Paving, a division of Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, of Pittsburgh, as part of the $10.7 million 2019 Capital Roads contract.

Upper St. Clair Seeks New Commissioner

USC Administration - Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper St. Clair announces with regret the resignation of C. Elise Logan, Ward 2 Commissioner, effective July 7, 2020.

Upper St. Clair is seeking a resident to serve the remainder of Commissioner C. Elise Logan’s
term following her resignation.

Any resident interested in being considered for appointment to this vacancy should send a
resume and letter of interest to Matthew R. Serakowski, Township Manager, Township of Upper St. Clair, 1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Upper St. Clair, PA 15241. This information must be received at the Township Manager’s Office no later than 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 21, 2020.

Qualifications for Ward 2 Commissioner are U.S. Citizenship and residence in the Township for
a minimum of one (1) year, and a resident of Ward 2. The individual must be a qualified voter of the Township and remain the same during the term of office. The individual appointed to this position will serve the remainder of the term of December 31, 2021.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Township Manager’s Office at
412.831.9000, ext. 2160.

Community and Recreation Center Reopens July 6

USC Administration - Sunday, July 05, 2020

Allegheny County announced late on July 4 that it added new exemptions to its July 2 order. The change now exempts pools, gyms and fitness facilities from the 25-person limit for gatherings. As a result, the Community & Recreation Center will reopen on Monday, July 6.

Reservations at the Community & Recreation Center for the outdoor pool, indoor lap swimming and group exercise are now available. Camp St. Clair and the Upper St. Clair Tennis Development Program activities will resume as scheduled on Monday, July 6.

The three-hole golf course, parks, trails and playgrounds remain open for visitors. As always, you are asked to follow the latest health guidelines and use respect. Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this fluid situation.

Upper St. Clair Follows New ACHD Order and Cancels Activities of 25 or More

USC Administration - Thursday, July 02, 2020

Due to a new order announced late Thursday from the Allegheny County Health Department, the Township of Upper St. Clair must abruptly cancel activities of 25 people or more starting Friday morning, July 3.

The Community & Recreation Center and outdoor aquatics will close until further notice. Camp St. Clair and Upper St. Clair Athletic Association activities will also be canceled due to the Allegheny County Health Department’s new requirement. The Upper St. Clair Library will operate curbside services only.

Upper St. Clair’s parks, trails, playgrounds, three-hole golf course and sports courts will remain open. Visitors are encouraged to follow Allegheny County Health Department guidelines and be respectful of each other.

As we receive more information from the Allegheny County Health Department, we will continue to bring you more updates, both on the Upper St. Clair website and social media accounts. Thank you for your patience as we all navigate through this fluid situation.

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