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Wexford Flats Safety Improvement Project Receives 2013 Outstanding Highway Engineering Award from ASHE, Pittsburgh
Publication Date
October 30th 2013

 The $21 million project consisted of widening the 2.3 miles of existing roadway from 42 feet to 63 feet and installing new sidewalks, stormwater drainage, adaptive traffic signal system, decorative traffic signal poles, and a retaining wall supporting part of North Church Road. The project was officially placed on Pennsylvania’s Transportation Improvement Program in 1999. Motivation for the project has always been driven by safety and congestion mitigation/management.


Urban Engineers (Urban) assisted the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 11-0 (PennDOT) by providing construction inspection services. “This project has made a positive impact on the motorists that utilize the corridor each day,” Transportation Construction Manager Dean Kurutz said. “Early on, we saw confusion and potential accidents from drivers trying to navigate a left turn into businesses in both directions. Now that the project is complete, not only does traffic proceed without delays, but it does so much more safely. The new sidewalks, curbs, traffic poles, and signage all enhance the Wexford business corridor.”


Urban’s Project Manager Douglas Buchek stated, “It took a great team effort to resolve all the issues and work along side the contractor to keep the inconvenience to a minimum for motorists, local businesses, and residents. We were proud to provide these services to the District 11-0 management team.”