University officials say ‘We are trying to reschedule’ main entrance paving project

The paving project was planned to be completed on August 21.


Megan Shandel

Construction crews milled the entrance to Robert Morris university on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Gage Goulding, Assistant News Manager

Students, teachers and visitors to Robert Morris University in the recent weeks have felt the full effect of a paving project gone wrong.

The main entrance to RMU off of University Boulevard was milled and prepped for paving on Aug. 20, but construction crews have yet to complete the job. According to the university’s Facilities Department, following the road preparation, rain postponed the crew’s process. The project is part of the construction of the UPMC Events Center.

Assistant director of administrative services, Glenn Jeletic, said in an interview on Aug. 20, “Folino Construction Inc. will be milling and repaving two sections of Campus Drive.”

The stalled project left large drop-offs to raw asphalt on the campus’s busiest roadway.

A phone call to the university Facilities Department on Aug. 31 left questions unanswered. However, the university did say the contractors are trying to reschedule with the school to complete the project as soon as possible, but officials are unsure when.

As for the impact on travelers vehicles and an expected project completion date, the answer has not yet been released.