Bethel Park paving program to start in May

Michael DiVittorio, The Tribune-Review, Greensburg
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Apr. 15—Bethel Park residents should expect to see crews start road repairs in May.

Council recently awarded a $1.53 million contract to Mele & Mele & Sons of Braddock to pave 23 roads. They were the lowest of six bidders.

Councilman Joe Consolmagno said that company has worked for Bethel Park the past three years.

"We're extremely satisfied with the work that they have done," he said. "They do an excellent job. They do the paving, and then we have another company that comes in and does the landscaping. That program has worked out real well."

Stacey Graf, director of engineering, said Bethel Park is in year three of a five-year paving plan designed by RoadBotics.

RoadBotics, developed about eight years ago at the Robotics Institute at Car­negie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, created a smartphone-enabled system for diagnosing defects on roads.

"It takes all the guess work out of it," said Consolmagno, public works chairman. "Instead of people calling up and saying, 'Hey. How about paving my road?' This independent audit gives us a firsthand view."

Paving is expected to be complete by late July or early August.

Roads to be repaired include:

—Grandview Farms Court, from the cul de sac to Baptist Road.

—Hilltop Lane, from Horning Road to the end.

—Lucille Drive, from 1549 Lucille to Valley Drive.

—Mesta Street, from Pennsylvania Avenue to West Library Avenue.

—Orchard Avenue, from Tischler Road to Tischler Road.

—Robert Drive, entire length.

—Tracy Drive, from Marilynn Drive to Gardenville Road.

—Wagner Drive, from Route 88 to Robert Drive.

—Church Street, from Graeser Avenue to Bethel Church Road.

—Elmdale Drive, from Patterson Road to Crestview Drive.

—Heather Drive, from Conestoga Drive to Highland Road.

—Linwood Drive, from Elderwood Drive to the end.

—Marbury Road, from Greenwald Road to the end.

—Patterson Road, from South Park Road to Crestview Drive.

—Ramsgate Drive, from the cul de sac to Gatewood Drive.

—California Avenue, from West Munroe Street to Sarah Street.

—Chestnut Street, from Poplar Street to Cedar Street.

—Fox Terrier Drive, from Boxer Drive to Grouse Run Drive.

—Glen Hill Drive, from Pudding Stone Drive to Kings School Road.

—Glen Ora Drive, from Delfield Drive to Glen Hill Drive.

—Irishtown Road, from Lyons Club to Dashwood Drive.

—Monongahela Drive, from Delfield Drive to Vista Glen Drive.

—Palomino Drive, from the cul de sac to Saddlebrook Drive.

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Michael at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@triblive.com or via Twitter .