Manor Road project in Pine begins, detour posted

Thursday, July 25, 2019 | 2:31 PM


Travelers in Pine Township will find a detour around a section of Manor Road for the next two months as a construction project to replace a storm sewer culvert under the road began July 25.

The road will remain closed between Brookside Drive and Ardmore Street until about the end of September.

The road was originally slated to close June 10, but the project experienced a delay while utility poles were relocated. Crews were on the scene July 24 preparing for the closure.

“It’s definitely age necessitated,” Pine public works director Tony Barbarino said.

According to Barbarino, a resident who lives on the road first noticed that the existing concrete pipe had started to fail.

“There were voids under the road, and if you have that, you’re going to get sinkholes,” Barbarino said. “It had deteriorated enough that it warranted replacing.”

Officials are asking that motorists use the official detour, which is Route 910, to travel between Route 19 and Wexford Run Road.

Two other projects are beginning or about to begin in the township, Barbarino said.

Crews on Monday began clearing trees in preparation for building the Pearce Mill Road trail that will provide a pedestrian and bike path between Treesdale and Pine Community Park.

The asphalt path will be about 1,500 feet and run along Pearce Mill Road, including a 10-by-100-foot tunnel under the road as well as ADA-compliant crossings. The township is using a state Greenways, Trails and Recreation Program grant in the amount of $466,669 to fund the project.

The project is expected to take about two months to complete, Barbarino said.

Another trail project, this one on the St. Barnabas property on Warrendale Road, was expected to start within a week or two, Barbarino said, running from Pine-Richland High School to East Ridge Drive.