Anyone who uses Ardmore Blvd or Penn Avenue near the Wilkinsburg exit of the parkway should be aware of this information. There will be delays.
Ardmore Wall Project Traffic Restrictions:
As part of the Ardmore Wall Revitalization project, traffic restrictions will be implemented starting April 22, 2019, lasting up to 12 weeks. Drivers traveling north on Ardmore Blvd will be restricted to one lane between Franklin Ave and Penn Ave. Left turns from Ardmore Blvd onto South Ave will not be permitted, and drivers will turn left at Franklin Ave using the posted detour route.
The project is part of a two-phase gateway improvement project that includes refacing and repairs to the wall, re-establishing sidewalks, green-space improvements and a welcome sign. The Borough has spent the last two years acquiring and demolishing vacant properties above the wall as part of the project.
The Wall repairs are made possible with the support of State Senator Jay Costa and State Representative Ed Gainey using a grant from the Pa. Commonwealth Financing agency Multi-Modal Transportation funds of $350,000 and matching funds of $306,000 from a Borough bond issue.
The improvements to the green space and park area above the wall are made possible by a $475,000 grant through the Department of Community and Economic Development Keystone Communities Program.
Work on the Ardmore Wall is being performed by Golon Inc. of Pittsburgh. All phases of the project are expected to be completed in 2019.
The Borough of Wilkinsburg is putting out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the position of Borough Solicitor. See link below for details:
WilkinsburgBorough RFP – Solicitor
We are seeking applications from residents of Ward 2 only to fill this vacant position through December 31, 2019.
To apply, send a letter of interest and a resume to the Council President, 605 Ross Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221. We will be accepting applications no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 18th. Applicants will be asked to give a three-minute presentation to full Council the following Wednesday, February 20th.
Applicants with a minimum of one year residency in Ward 2 may apply.
Ward map below:
Our Public Works garage will be hosting our Quarterly Electronic Waste Recycling event this Saturday. Located at 1230 Park Avenue from 8am-1pm.
The 2019 Recycling Calendar is now available.
Changes Coming to Recycling
Recycling as we know it will begin to change in the near future. Wilkinsburg residents and the United States as a whole have done such a good job with recycling that there are simply too many recycled materials on the market. There is an excessive supply of glass and #3 – #7 plastic in the recycling stream and no demand for those products any longer. These materials are collected by our Public Works department, taken to the recycling plant for processing and many times end up in a landfill after they go to the recycling plant since there is no demand for these products.
We anticipate that the recycling plants will stop accepting these materials in the near future and you will no longer be permitted to place them with your recyclables. When this occurs all glass and #3 – #7 plastics must be disposed of with your trash. Any glass and #3 – #7 plastic that is in your recycling bin will be left behind and you will be responsible for placing it in your trash for collection. Recycling plants will begin to fine any hauler who brings a contaminated load that contains the non-permitted item to their facilities. These fines are quite steep, so there will be zero tolerance for any non-recyclable materials in your bins.
Please check the website and our Facebook page for updates concerning changes to recycling in the near future.
Not sure what the different recycling codes mean? Click here for more information.
Feel free to review the budget for next year.
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