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The Suburbanite
  • Upgrades in progress at Steese, Greensburg intersection

  • One of several road projects planned for this construction season is underway in Green as work has started along Greensburg and Steese roads. Steese Road is closed at Greensburg for 15 working days as the intersection is reconstructed.

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  • One of several road projects planned for this construction season is underway in Green as work has started along Greensburg and Steese roads. Steese Road is closed at Greensburg for 15 working days as the intersection is reconstructed.
    This reconstruction requires for Steese to be milled all the way down to the dirt in order to construct several new layers of asphalt. The old asphalt is shot out of the milling machine at 80 miles per hour into a dump truck, where it is often hauled away and recycled. Along Steese,
    when milling was done in front of a driveway, the machine controlled by a computer is told to leave what is milled on the road to help build up the road and make it easier to access a resident’s driveway.
    Dave Hart, owner of Municipal Service Group, who is overseeing the project, said it common that asphalt is weak near the edge of the road because a township or city will often widen an existing smaller road and not build up the asphalt on the berm as much as needed.
     Plans call for storm sewers to be installed near the intersection as it is widened to help traffic make turns easier on and off Steese Road.
    “The wider turns will be helpful because Steese is a common route for buses and emergency vehicles coming from the fire station because Green has very few streets that run east and west,” said Hart.
    Another aspect and reason why the road was milled down to the dirt is to help lower the profile at the intersection and make it easier to see to make turns.
    Milling of Greensburg Road has been completed and new asphalt is expected to be applied to the road in early June.
    “Greensburg is a long project and most likely won’t be complete until sometime in August,” said Hart.
    Traffic is expected to be maintained along Greensburg using flaggers once new asphalt placement begins.
    Updates to this project and many others throughout the city can be found online at www.cityofgreen.org.