McMechen Street repaving could start in a few days

Mt. Royal School fronts on McMechen Street 

The long-awaited resurfacing of McMechen Street between Mt. Royal Avenue and Bolton Street may be completed by the end of October, according to a city official.

In late July the Department of Transportation put out a notice that starting about Aug. 18 they would be installing and repairing ramps and sidewalks and then repaving the roadway with asphalt.  It appears that the curb and sidewalk work is complete.

“This project is being completed by private contractors and from what I’m hearing from our project manager, the end of October is looking like the likely start date,” said Liam Davis at DOT.  “Generally resurfacing is completed pretty quickly once it commences.  Right now, I’d say the target window, weather permitting, is Sunday Oct. 25th through Saturday Oct. 31.

Residents of the area will be required to not park their cars on the street during the work period and may be ticketed or towed if they do so.