On April 18, 2019, I went to Fella’s Barber Shop in McDonald … and, after I left the barber shop that morning, I snapped a photo of the bridge, which is part of the new Southern Beltway. The bridge is gonna go over Route 980 in McDonald. Sorry it wasn’t a good picture of the bridge, but it sort of tells you that it will make a fantastic addition to the new highway.
Over the past couple of years or so, I have been able to see the Southern Beltway being built, whether I ride through McDonald or Gladden. It’s part of Route 576 … and, so far, it looks fantastic. Our part of the highway should open at some point this Summer … and the whole highway will be completed in about two years. I have ridden on one part of it already. It’s the part that goes from Route 22 near Bavington to Interstate 376 at Pittsburgh International Airport in Findlay Township. I like the roadway so far … and I can’t wait until they finish building it. It will be a great roadway to ride on and see whenever it’s finished.
Now, over the years, I have gotten used to seeing a four-lane highway near my house … and it won’t be long before I’ll have to get used to seeing two four-lane highways near my house. One of them is Route 50, which was first built as a four-lane highway in the 1970s, and the other one is the Southern Beltway, which will open in about two years.
Tomorrow, as we wrap up the month of April, I’m going to give you a chance to revisit the last blog post from my blog’s second year … and I wrote the post down in August of 2016.
In honor of my blog’s fifth year, I’d like to show you five blog posts that I wrote down on or around April 29th in previous years …
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For May 2018 (April 29, 2018)
Joseph’s Top Blog Posts For May 2017 (April 30, 2017)
Joseph is now 30 years old! (May 1, 2016)
Bring on the sunflowers (Part 1) (April 29, 2015)
Bring on the sunflowers (part 2) (April 30, 2015)