If you didn't know, there are just two seasons in Pittsburgh:
And, because of the cold winter Harrisburg has added the Parkway East to a long list of construction projects in the area this summer and fall.
Because of the rough winter, and the damage to a particular stretch of the Parkway East, the state add up to $20 million to the PennDOT budget to repave from the Fort Pitt Bridge to the Edgewood-Swissvale exit. That project was added to 58 other PennDOT projects at an estimated cost of $171 million.
The Parkway East was last paved 14 years ago. Work is expected to start by the end of June and be finished by November. Most of the work will be done during evenings and weekends so it doesn’t affect rush-hour traffic.