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Poplar Street in Green Tree to Close Temporarily for Natural Gas Line Removal

Monday, August 06, 2018

Poplar Street in Green Tree Borough will be closed between McKenna Avenue and Churchill Road from Aug. 6 through Aug. 24 so Columbia Gas can remove an underground natural gas line to accommodate Green Tree Borough’s plans to replace storm sewers along Poplar Street.

Motorists will follow posted detours that include Mansfield Avenue and Noblestown Road during the road-closure period. Residents and emergency responders will have access to the closed section of road as necessary.

Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weather permitting. Saturday work also is possible.

Motorists that encounter Columbia Gas work crews on the road can follow these simple tips to ensure their safety and the safety of road crews:

  • Expect the unexpected – Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may change, and people may be working on or near the road.
  • Slow down – Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.
  • Keep your distance – Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you and don’t tailgate.
  • Pay attention to the signs – Observe the posted signs until you see the one that says you’ve left the work zone.
  • Obey road crew flaggers – A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions.
  • Stay alert and minimize distractions – Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and avoid changing radio stations or using cell phones while driving.

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