posted Jul 22, 2011, 6:36 AM by Carrick Community Council   [ updated Oct 2, 2011, 11:28 AM by SIYING ZHANG ]
Work on a new water main will cause traffic restrictions on Becks Run
Road in the city and Baldwin Borough starting next week, Pennsylvania
American Water announced.

An alternating one-way traffic pattern will start at 7 a.m. Tuesday
and be in effect through late September as crews continue work on a
new 42-inch main as part of the $101 million Becks Run pumping station
and water treatment plant project. Police will assist with traffic

The restrictions will be in place between East Carson Street and Bajo

The company and its contractor had hoped to maintain one lane in each
direction during the work, but two factors forced the more disruptive
restriction, project manager Jay Lucas said. The contractor must
excavate a 14-foot-wide trench, which will encroach on one of the
traffic lanes, and equipment must maintain clearance from high-voltage
power lines on the side where the construction is being done.

To speed the project, crews will work around the clock weekdays.

"We are asking motorists and customers to be patient as we continue to
improve service and water quality for our Greater Pittsburgh area
customers," Mr. Lucas said.