Sunday, May 22, 2011

West Busway Partially Reopens May 23

Bus routes that have been detoured from the West Busway since Friday due to a landslide will return to normal for the inbound commute on Monday morning.

One lane of the busway has been cleared of debris caused by a landslide on Friday. This will allow for inbound buses to again travel through the slide area, located between the Sheraden and Ingram Stations. Bus routes returning to normal inbound travel are the G2, G3, G31 and 28X along with Beaver County's Route 4. Riders heading inbound on Monday should use their regular busway stations.

The outbound lane is expected to remain closed for several weeks as work continues to clear debris and assess the slide area.

Outbound trips on the busway will remain detoured through 3:30 p.m. on Monday. After 3:30 p.m., outbound trips will resume normal routing on the busway and buses will travel through the slide area in an alternating fashion -- controlled by a temporary traffic signal. Delays are possible but expected to be minimal.

Crews worked through the weekend to clear debris and reopen one lane of the busway since the slide occurred on Friday morning. The slide worsened Friday evening, increasing in size and dumping more debris toward the busway.

For more information, contact Customer Service at (412) 442-2000 or the TTY number, (412) 231-7007 for the speech and hearing impaired.