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Reis Run remains closed, hillside is stabilizing

Reis Run Road remains closed in both directions between Rochester Road and Arndt Road due to a landslide from private property. Local traffic will be permitted to the slide. All other traffic will be detoured.

PENNDOT geotechnical engineers are currently monitoring the slide and have determined the hillside has stabilized and a permanent repair can proceed. However, the Department does not own the property or have the legal right of entry.

Department attorneys have requested injunctive and other relief in the Allegheny County Courts in an effort to gain access to the private property and conduct permanent slide remediation work. If the court grants the
injunctive relief, PENNDOT will immediately begin remediation operations to reopen the roadway.

Due to safety concerns, the debris on the roadway can not be removed without the likelihood of the hillside failing. The road will remain closed until legal authority to enter the property has been obtained.

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