C O M M I S S I O N N E W S R E L E A S E
Joe Agnello, (724) 755-5262, (724)
November 14, 2001
TURNPIKE WILL PRESENT TO PORT AUTHORITY
Turnpike Commission will turn over to Port Authority of Allegheny County a
450-space park-and-ride lot in Jefferson Hills Borough constructed as part
of the Mon/Fayette Expressway’s interchange with Pa. Route 51.
lot is located just east of Route 51 in Large, along the newly reconstructed
Peters Creek Road. The intersection is signalized and there is a left-turn
lane onto Peters Creek Road from Route 51 South.
new park-and-ride will open on Monday morning, Nov. 19. Port Authority will
provide frequent rush-hour service between the new lot and downtown
Pittsburgh via bus routes 46 G Elizabeth, CL Clairton Flyer, E Elizabeth
Flyer and the JL Jefferson Flyer. The 46G also will provide midday service
between the park-and-ride and downtown Pittsburgh.
routes use Route 51 and the South Busway to and from downtown Pittsburgh.
Cash fare is $2 each way. A weekly pass is $17 and a monthly pass costs
park-and-ride, built at a cost of $1,273,723, includes four bus shelters
with benches and a bus driver relief station. Bus access will be via a new
quarter-mile concrete driveway that leads to the relief station and a bus
turn-around and bus parking area.
presentation will fulfill the Turnpike’s commitment, made as part of the
environmental clearance process, to provide an intermodal transportation
facility near the Mon/Fayette Expressway’s interchange with Route 51. This
will become Port Authority’s 50th park-and-ride (offering more
than 8,700 parking spaces altogether) and will be its largest park-and-ride
served exclusively by bus.
of the park-and-ride and improvements to Peters Creek Road were part of a
$21.8 million Mon/Fayette construction contract awarded to Swank Associated
Companies, Inc. of New Kensington on February 1, 2000.
park-and-ride is at the northern terminus of the 17-mile Mon/Fayette
Expressway Project between Interstate 70 and Turnpike 43
in eastern Washington County and Route 51 in southeastern Allegheny
southern 3.6 miles of the link, from I-70 and the California Toll Road north
to Coyle Curtin Road and Pa. Route 88 just south of Mon City, opened last
May 11. The balance of the project, which also has interchanges with Pa.
Route 136 near Ringgold High School and Finleyville-Elrama Road, will open
in Spring 2002.
The Mon/Fayette system is a series of
stand-alone but interconnected projects that would form a 70-mile expressway
route south from Interstate 376 in Pittsburgh and Monroeville through the
Monongahela River Valley, Brownsville and Uniontown to Interstate 68 near
Approximately half of the 70-mile system will be operational when the Interstate 70-to-Route 51 Mon/Fayette Project opens in the Spring.
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