11/2/18 – Monessen Service Restriction

Dear riders,

The ongoing construction in Monessen has been reworked along Donner Ave near Foodland. The ongoing lane restriction in this area has become narrower causing a hazard for MMVTA buses and passengers.

Therefore, effective the beginning of service on 11/2/18 Commuter A and Express 2 buses toward Pittsburgh, all Valley 1 buses and all Valley 3 buses will have limited access through Monessen.  The following restrictions are to be in effect through the end of December 2018:

Commuter A & Express 2 – Toward Pittsburgh – Monessen Restriction

All Commuter A and weekday Express 2 trips will travel as far as Donner Ave. at 3rd St only before looping back to Route 201/Deicas Highway:

  • Left on to 3rd from Donner Ave.
  • Left on to Schoonmaker Ave.
  • To Route 201/Deicas Highway to I70 West to Charleroi

Stops in Monessen for travel toward Pittsburgh – please use the following stops for the departure toward Pittsburgh from Keystone Bakery:

  • Keystone Bakery
  • Donner Ave. opposite Parente Blvd – Franks Garage
  • Donner Ave. at 2nd
  • Schoonmaker Ave. @ 2nd (temp stop toward PGH)
  • Schoonmaker Ave. @ Oneida St. (temp stop toward PGH)
  • Route 906 after Parente Blvd – Exxon Bus Shelter (temp stop toward PGH)
  • Route 906 after Tyrol Blvd – Armando’s (temp stop toward PGH)

There will be NO service to Pittsburgh at Donner Ave. at 4th St., Donner Ave. at 6th St. – Foodland, Donner Ave. at the Monessen Civic Center or anywhere along Route 906 between Monessen and I70.

All service traveling from Pittsburgh will operate on normal route and use normal stops.

 

Valley 1 – Toward Belle Vernon, Charleroi & New Eagle – Monessen Restriction

All Valley 1 buses will only travel as far as Donner Ave. at 3rd St before looping back to Route 201/Deicas Highway:

  • Left on to 3rd from Donner Ave.
  • Left on to Schoonmaker Ave.
  • To Route 201/Deicas Highway to I70 West to Charleroi

 

Stops in Monessen for travel toward Belle Vernon, Charleroi and New Eagle:

  • Keystone Bakery
  • Donner Ave. opposite Parente Blvd – Franks Garage
  • Donner Ave. at 2ndAll Valley 1 buses will sit at Donner Ave. before 2nd St. at the bus stop until the departure time for the Exxon Bus Shelter
  • Schoonmaker Ave. @ 2nd
  • Schoonmaker Ave. @ Oneida St.
  • Route 906 after Parente Blvd – Exxon Bus Shelter
  • Route 906 after Tyrol Blvd – Armando’s

There will be NO Valley 1 bus service at Donner Ave. at 4th St., Donner Ave. at 6th St. – Foodland and Donner Ave. at the Monessen Civic Center, Schoonmaker Ave. at 10th St., Schoonmaker Ave. at 6th St. and Schoonmaker Ave. opposite 4th St.

 

Valley 3 – Toward Donora, Fisher Heights and Mon Valley Hospital – Monessen Restriction

All Valley 3 buses will begin service at Donner Ave. at 2nd St. in Monessen before looping back to Route 201/Deicas Highway:

  • Left on to 3rd from Donner Ave.
  • Left on to Schoonmaker Ave.
  • To Route 201/Deicas Highway to I70 West to Charleroi

Stops in Monessen for travel toward Donora, Fisher Heights and Mon Valley Hospital:

  • Valley 3 will begin service at Donner Ave. at 2nd – departing this stop at the Exxon bus shelter times
  • Schoonmaker Ave. @ 2nd
  • Schoonmaker Ave. @ Oneida St.
  • Route 906 after Parente Blvd – Exxon Bus Shelter
  • Route 906 after Tyrol Blvd – Armando’s

There will be NO Valley 3 bus service at Donner Ave. at 4th St., Donner Ave. at 6th St. – Foodland, Donner Ave. at the Monessen Civic Center, Schoonmaker Ave. at 10th St., Schoonmaker Ave. at 6th St. and Schoonmaker Ave. opposite 4th St.