Borough of West Pittston, Pennsylvania
~ The Garden Village ~
West Pittston is a great place to live and work!
With cheers, tears and pride, West Pittston residents and friends watched the premier of a one-hour documentary on West Pittston produced by WVIA-TV in February 2015.
The town looked beautiful; but most importantly, the spirit, friendliness, and humanity of its residents were front and center. In addition, more than 75 West Pittston High School graduates braved brutally cold weather to gather at the WVIA studios to sing the old school’s alma mater and answer phones for the station’s pledge drive. (And we exceeded our pledge goal set for the evening.)
“Our Town West Pittston” is available on demand on WVIA’s website or you can purchase a copy of the program at the West Pittston Library
WVIA-TV Documetary - February 2015
OUR TOWN WEST PITTSTON
WEST PITTSTON in the NEWS
WNEP-TV -- February 4, 2016
West Pittston To Start Construction of Disaster Recovery Project
WEST PITTSTON -- Almost five years after historic September 2011 flooding temporarily washed out part of Luzerne County, one community there is on the rebound.
Later this month, crews will start part of a disaster recovery project on Luzerne Avenue to make improvements. A sketch shows roads and sidewalks will be replaced, and new streetlights and vegetation will be added from Susquehanna Avenue to Spring Street. But perhaps most importantly, "this is going to replace all the sewers and in this area and certainly alleviate the local flooding,” said Brian Thornton, W. Pittston Council President.
When the project is finished, officials hope businesses will come back.
“Beautification as well as the new infrastructure will be an attraction for the businesses,” said Tom Reilly, an engineer with the borough.
Construction is expected to start later this month.
West Pittston residents provided updates to current disaster recovery projects
First Posted: 10:53 pm - February 2nd, 2016
By Jimmy Fisher - email@example.com
WEST PITTSTON — Residents were provided updates to the disaster recovery projects currently underway throughout the borough at Tuesday’s council meeting.
West Pittston Borough Engineer Tom Reilly of Reilly Associates spoke to the audience about what flood damaged areas in the borough were completed and what areas would be worked on in the near future.
West Pittston residents got the first look at the plans to redo some borough streets damaged in the 2011 flood during the February 2 Council meeting.
Streetscaping plans for Routes 11 and 92 in the vicinity of the Fort Jenkins and Water Street Bridges and Luzerne Avenue were explained by Tom Reilly, borough engineer. Reilly showed sketches of the areas involved as well as photos of the new street lights. The project is being funded through Federal disaster aid grants awarded in 2013.
The most dramatic changes will be at the Fort Jenkins Bridge intersection (sketch above)
where the road will be narrowed by grassy lawns and trees. Luzerne Avenue will have sewer and drainage improvements as well as curbs, newly planted tree lawns and trees. Other streets flooded in 2011 will be paved. Blackman, Excelsior and Race Streets and part of Susquehanna and Montgomery Avenues have already been paved.
Work will begin as soon as the weather permits.
WEST PITTSTON GETTING A NEW LOOK
Streetscaping plans unveiled
Fort Jenkins Bridge/
Wyoming & Exeter Avenues