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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Mayview Road to reopen by late October

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UPDATE (9/7/21):

The Boyce-Mayview intersection, including the Mayview Road closure, is expected to reopen to traffic by the end of October 2021, staying open during the late fall and winter. However, flaggers will direct alternating, one-lane traffic as needed to complete utility work.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 11 expects to resume major road work sometime in Spring 2022, with complete closures of Boyce Road and Mayview Road, in order to replace a culvert, add turning lanes and make other improvements.

Due to unforeseen issues with utility line relocations, PennDOT is not able to complete the Boyce-Mayview intersection improvement project this year as originally planned.

PennDOT is working with the project contractor to restore the impacted portions of Mayview and Boyce to a safe condition and reopen the roads to their previous configuration.

Flaggers will direct alternating, single-lane traffic while utility work is completed.

STATEMENT FROM PENNDOT:

"Due to unforeseen utility relocation issues, the Department will not be able to complete the Mayview/Boyce Road Culvert project this year.

"The Department has explored the option to open the road, while remaining utility work is completed with daily roadway restrictions in place.

"The Department is working with our contractor, Frank Gavlik and Sons, Inc., to restore the impacted portions of SR 3005 (Mayview Road) and SR 3006 (Boyce Road) to a safe condition and reopen the project to its previous configuration, to allow partial traffic flow, and utility work to be completed.

"Users can expect flagging operations for alternating traffic with one lane closed while utility work is completed.
          
"We anticipate opening the road by the end of October 2021.
 
"It should be anticipated that PennDOT improvement work will resume in the Spring of 2022 with complete closures to Boyce and Mayview Roads, in order to install a new and much larger box culvert, as well as to add turning lanes and improve the design of the intersection.

The exact date will be determined during future discussion between the District and contractor. More information will be provided as it becomes available."

Questions? Contact Elwood R. Balog, P.E., PennDOT Assistant Construction Engineer: 412-292-9363.

FUTURE DETOURS AND CLOSURES

These are the detours and closures expected when work occurs in 2022:

Road Closure 1 - Mayview Road, West Side (Cecil Side)

  • Portion of Mayview Road between Boyce Road and Georgetown Road closes to thru-traffic
  • Roadway narrowing on Mayview and Boyce roads near the intersection
  • Detour, North of the Closure (see map):
    • From the intersection of Boyce and Mayview roads, take Boyce Road heading east
    • Turn left onto Washington Pike
    • Washington Pikes becomes Morganza Road
    • Turn left onto Georgetown Road
    • Follow Georgetown Road back to Mayview Road
  • Detour, South of the Closure (see map):
    • Same detour in the opposite direction

Road Closure 2 - Boyce Road, West Side (Washington Pike Side)

  • Detour:
    • Georgetown Road
    • Morganza Road
    • Washington Pike
    • Washington Avenue
    • Bower Hill Road
    • McLaughlin Run Road
    • Lesnett Road
    • Mayview Road

Road Closures 3 and 4 - Boyce Road, East Side (Route 19 Side) and Mayview Road, East Side (Hastings Side)

  • Detour:
    • Boyce Road
    • Washington Pike
    • Washington Avenue
    • Bower Hill Road
    • McLaughlin Run Road
    • Lesnett Road or Route 19

Single-Lane Alternating Traffic - Throughout Intersection Area

  • Daytime only: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • No full closures
  • Flaggers in place

Timelines

Timelines depend on weather and utility line relocations, which must be completed in conjunction with the intersection project.

About the Boyce-Mayview Project

  • Project by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to improve intersection and help control flooding
  • Prime Contractor: Frank Gavlik & Sons, Inc.
  • Improvements include:
    • Intersection realignment
    • Updated traffic signal hardware
    • Drainage improvements
    • Stream channel realignment
    • Culvert/bridge replacement on Mayview Road over a branch of Chartiers Creek
    • Roadway widening
    • Guide rail improvements
    • Milling and Paving
    • Additional turn lanes
    • Installation of left turning lanes in each direction from Boyce Road to Mayview Road
    • Addition of right turning lane from northbound Mayview Road to eastbound Boyce Road

The project had been delayed due to funding shortages related to the coronavirus pandemic; however, following a government relief package, PennDOT was able to continue the work.

South Fayette Township is not involved in this work and is providing this notice as a courtesy.

Contact PennDOT District 11
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