Mon-Fayette Expressway

There were/are a multi-billion dollar series of road projects being planned for the Greater Pittsburgh area known as the Mon-Fayette Expressway. The project was extremely controversial and after some construction, further work appears to be on hold. For now.

GASP’s DEIS Comments on the Mon/Fayette Toll Road

GASP Position on the Mon/Fayette Toll Road

Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) Released – Information about the Mon/Fayette Public Hearings, how to submit written comments on the DEIS (written comments were due on September 9, 2002).

Reviewing and Commenting on the DEIS – The University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic has prepared these guidelines to help citizens review the DEIS and submit written comments.

Voice Your Concerns about the Mon/Fayette – The University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic has prepared a second document to guide citizens through the review process of the DEIS. Specific topics like air quality, environmental justice and funding are addressed.

Dead End: Why the Mon-Fayette Expressway and the Southern Beltway are Bad Choices for the Pittsburgh Region, a report released by the Surface Transportation Policy Project, Zero Population Growth and the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.


Background/In-Depth Information

GASP Hotline articles:

News articles:

“Behind the smoke and mirrors of the Mon-Fayette Toll Road,” PennFuture, September 27, 2007.

“Getting Around: Southern Beltway project short of cash,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 1, 2006.

“Rare snail may be bump in road for Mon-Fayette Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 24, 2006.

“Land rush / Find funding first for the Mon-Fayette Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 23, 2006.

“Transportation report describes a ‘crisis’ in Pa.,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 23, 2006.

“Official: Mon-Fay’s future in Legislature’s hands,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 24, 2006.

“Mon-Fayette Expressway funds may fall short,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 23, 2006.

“Expressway advocate prepared for battle,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 14, 2004.

“Expressway fight planned,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, October 5, 2004.

“Agency to let Mon-Fayette plans hibernate,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, September 30, 2003.

“Mon-Fay alternative gets moment in sun,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 13, 2003.

“Letters to the Editor,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 7, 2003.

“Expressway link faces opposition,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 1, 2003.

“Mon-Fayette alternative plan draws support,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, November 13, 2002.

“A pathway to blight,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 8, 2002.

“Forum: A road to somewhere,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 29, 2002.

“Riverfront group opposes Mon-Fay Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 17, 2002.

“Mon-Fay subsidence a concern,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 5, 2002.

“Too little, too late / The best Mon-Fay alternative is a better highway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 1, 2002.

“Group offers an alternative to Mon-Fay northern section,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 28, 2002.

“Mon-Fayette Expressway foes urging network of existing roads,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 27, 2002.

“Issue One letters: The Mon-Fayette Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 25, 2002.

“Forum: Stop the Mon-Fayette Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 18, 2002.

“Mon-Fayette toll road listed among 28 worst projects,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 31, 2002.

“Murphy still icy about Mon-Fay Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2002.

“Mon-Fayette Expressway hearing draws support in Mon Valley,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 24, 2002.

“Advocates point out benefits of Mon-Fayette toll road for drivers,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 23, 2002.

“Hazelwood looks to develop LTV land but keep expressway out,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 21, 2002.

“Mon-Fayette road backers speak out,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 17, 2002.

“Panel extends Mon-Fay review,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 8, 2002.

“Expressway planners shift to the fast lane,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 21, 2002.

“Consultant to determine Mon-Fayette Expressway’s role in flood,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 21, 2002.

“Finish the expressway / The Mon-Fayette will help the city and the region,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2002.

“Peduto opposes Mon-Fayette link,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2002.

“Turnpike officials say Mon-Fay critics unfair,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 7, 2002.

“Latest proposal would put road to Mon’s north,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2002.

“Open houses, hearings planned on Expressway’s north section,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 26, 2002.

“Riding the brakes,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 3, 2002.

“Foes call Mon-Fay highway a waste of money,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 25, 2002.

“Mon-Fay Expressway now 13 miles longer,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 13, 2002.

“Days of fanfare will herald next week’s opening of a 17-mile stretch of Mon-Fayette Expressway, making the road stretch 24 miles,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 31, 2002.

“Broader study of Mon-Fay road pushed,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 21, 2002.

“Highway helper / An updated funding plan propels the Mon-Fayette,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 5, 2002.

“Regional agency backs $4 billion plan for Mon-Fayette Expressway/Southern Beltway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 26, 2002.

“Commission should not approve a plan that will ruin our area,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, February 23, 2002.

“Another Mon-Fayette funding plan on table,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 30, 2002.

“Forum airs fears about development toll road will bring,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 17, 2002.

“Mon-Fayette Expressway pros and cons are discussed,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 17, 2002.

“Getting Around: Toll road bills to keep on rolling in,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 13, 2002.

“City won’t completely reject toll road,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 9, 2002.

“Forum on the Mon Fayette Expressway: Stay out of the city,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 6, 2002.

“Forum on the Mon Fayette Expressway: Cooperation is the key,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, January 6, 2002.

“Toll roads to cost $750 million more,” Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, December 18, 2001.

“The mayor’s list of terms for road project is a sign of progress,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 18, 2001.

“Legislators deny threatening law clinic over expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 9, 2001.

“Murphy lists terms for toll road in city,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 29, 2001.

“Mon-Fayette concerns growing in city,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 6, 2001.

“Sustainable development is anything but anti-growth,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 29, 2001.

“Murphy clashes with turnpike officials,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 19, 2001.

“Mon-Fay toll road drawing critics,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 18, 2001.

“Law clinic at Pitt feeling pressure,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 17, 2001.

“Mon-Fay hearing raises ennvironmental concerns,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 16, 2001.

“Not the way to go,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 14, 2001.

“Reaction signals bumpy road for Mon-Fay,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 10, 2001.

“Don’t demean sustainability,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 10, 2001.

“Mon-Fay Expressway funding plan touted,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 9, 2001.

“Perspectives: Let’s get moving,’” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, October 3, 2001.

“Highway will have ‘minimal impact’ — except for those affected,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 8, 2001.

“Transportation wish list far exceeds available funding,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 3, 2001.

“Turnpike selling bonds to fund future construction,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 28, 2001.

“Wilkins wonders about impact of expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 25, 2001.

“The Mon-Fayette Expressway is the second partitioning of Turtle Creek,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 11, 2001.

“A region divided over expressway plans,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 27, 2001.

“Landscaping overlooked on Mon-Fayette Expressway,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2001.

“Mon-Fayette Expressway passes another milestone,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2001.

“Mon-Fayette Expressway may take out homes and golf holes,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 4, 2001.