Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE WEST AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

THE WEST AT A GLANCE [Derived Headline]

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Scrubgrass Road has reopened

After being closed for more than three months, Scrubgrass Road reopened without fanfare late Friday.

Steve Cowan, press officer for the state Transportation Department District 11, said motorists may experience some lane restriction delays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday while work is completed.

Flaggers will be on site to direct drivers to single alternating lanes, he said.

The road, which carries traffic between Scott and Mt. Lebanon and Greentree Road and Route 50, had been closed since June for culvert replacement. During the construction period, it was open only to local traffic.

According to PennDOT estimates, more than 13,000 vehicles travel the road daily.

The $718,720 culvert project involved replacing a metal arch culvert between Main Street/Kane Boulevard/Old Bower Hill Road and Swallow Hill Road. Some minor approach work, as well as drainage improvements, utility relocations and pavement markings was included, too.

Mele & Mele & Sons Inc. was the main contractor.


Canned food sculptures at the mall

Architects, engineers, contractors and designers Saturday will use 9,600 cans of food to build giant sculptures at The Mall at Robinson to raise awareness, money and food for people who are hungry.

In the event known as the Third Annual CANstruction Competition, six teams will build sculptures starting at 9 a.m. on the lower level at the Banana Republic rotunda.

A project of CANstruction Pittsburgh, the event features sculptures built by AE Works, American Society of Civil Engineers and the Carpenter's Union, Perkins Eastman, Giant Eagle, International Interior Design Association PA chapter and IBACOS.

Sculptures will be on display until Oct. 4.

Starting Saturday, mall customers get to vote on the sculptures every time they donate one food item. Vote categories include best use of labels, best meal, structural ingenuity, juror's favorite and honorable mention.

Mall merchants are collecting donations, and at the end of the contest cans used in the sculptures will be donated to the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank, Kiski Valley Food Bank, Brashear Association and East End Cooperative Ministry.

Last year the CANstruction project donated 12,000 cans used in sculptures -- an $11,l787 value.

More than 323,000 people in southwestern Pennsylvania face "food insecurity," according to the news release, including 120,000 children.


Deer hunting on airport property

The Allegheny County Airport Authority will offer a pilot program from Oct. 5 to Nov. 14 for archery hunting of deer in designated zones on Pittsburgh International Airport property.

A lottery will be used to assign a limited number of permits to hunters.

More than 2,300 acres will be made available to hunters, who will be cited if they stray onto restricted airport property. …

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