Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Bumpy Ride

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Bumpy Ride

Article excerpt

On Mother's Day, I made my drive to the city of Duquesne to visit the grave of my parents at the old Holy Name Cemetery adjacent to Holy Trinity Church. Duquesne has suffered the plight of retreating businesses and deteriorating road conditions but has tried to maintain the city and its roads (somewhat) over the years.

But as I drove up Grant Avenue, I hit the old brick road portion, so I drove slowly, as those old bricks are not as forgiving as asphalt. Continuing along Homestead-Duquesne Road, I came to my right turn onto Grant Avenue Extension, and I was absolutely shocked at the awful asphalt road condition. It's so badly deteriorated with uplifting asphalt, creating ups and downs as you drive, that it's like driving over a mountainous plain that rocks and shakes one's car. …

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