garage repairs on track
Attendant Billy Dougherty assists a driver entering the south parking garage construction area.
Work on the south parking garage continues through mid-July and will cause some temporary disruptions in service, as certain floors will be closed for short periods of time while the renovation continues. The second, third and fourth floors will be closed for the extent of the project, says Mark Quealy, Mt. Lebanon Parking Enforcement Supervisor.
During the renovation, there will be two-way traffic at both the Washington Road entrance and the Florida Avenue exit. Attendants will be stationed at each point to direct traffic.
The work will mean that about 120 parking spaces will not be accessible. South garage permit holders will be permitted to park in the north garage and in the Academy Avenue lot. First-level parking on Florida Avenue will be restricted to permit holders only.
“This will greatly extend the life of the south garage,” Public Works Director Tom Kelley says of the improvement project.
The municipality hired Atlantic Engineering to do a full survey of both parking garages, and then developed a three-year renovation plan. Nathan Contracting is performing the work at a cost of $1.43 million, almost $800,000 less than the budget estimate. The work includes replacing the cement coating on each of the floors, replacing barrier cables, and repairing the entrance ramp. The project is funded in part from Mt. Lebanon’s capital improvement budget, and partly from a bond issue to be paid by the parking fund.
Once the work on the south garage is finished, Nathan will begin work on the north garage, next to the T station steps on Washington Road.