Utility companies that dig into Bridgeville’s roads may soon be required to repair the streets from curb-to-curb, rather than simply patch the section that was excavated
Borough council voted unanimously earlier this month to advertise a “curb to curb” ordinance aimed at protecting Bridgeville’s streets from premature failure
“Many municipalities have this type of ordinance,” councilman Nino Petrocelli Sr. said shortly after the vote.
Typically, when water or gas companies excavate a road to access utility lines underneath, the workers will patch the immediate area or repave half of the street.
This approach can cause bumps, unevenness, and generally shorten the lifespan of a road.
The new ordinance, if it is adopted, would mandate that companies repave the entire width of the road.
Before taking a final vote, the borough will post the ordinance in its newspaper of record—the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The ordinance will also be posted to BridgevilleBoro.com.