Don’t forget about upcoming Mon-Fayette public workshops

HARRISBURG, March 26 – State Rep. Bill Kortz, D-Allegheny, is reminding the public about three upcoming workshops aimed at providing residents with Mon-Fayette Expressway project plans.

“If you’ve had any thoughts or concerns regarding the status and update of this project, attending one of the public workshops may put your mind at ease and answer some of your lingering questions,” Kortz said.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is holding three open house public meetings to share Mon-Fayette Expressway project plans. The meetings will take place at Georgetown Centre, 526 East Bruceton Road, Pittsburgh, (Pleasant Hills) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, April 3;
  • Wednesday, April 4; and
  • Thursday, April 5.

Turnpike representatives will be present to answer constituent questions about the expressway. Residents will also have a chance to speak with right-of-way specialists who can better explain the property acquisition process to those directly affected.

“These public workshops are important in ensuring that the residents of the 38th Legislative District are fully aware of the scopes of the project and how they potentially could be affected,” Kortz said.

This project is the final of four Mon-Fayette Expressway segments geared toward providing a four-lane, limited-access expressway from I-68 in West Virginia to I-376 in the Pittsburgh area.