Repairs to begin on landslide that has had North Hills road closed for months

RAW: Reis Run Road slide from Drone 11

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Repairs after a landslide that has had a road in Ross Township closed for nearly five months will start Monday, officials said.

Reis Run Road was shut down in both directions after the May 31 landslide that also led to a home being condemned. That home will be demolished.

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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials said debris could not be removed from the road without the hillside failing.

In addition, PennDOT had to wait to get approval from a judge to access the private property. Now that the approval has been given, work can begin.

“Starting on Monday, we are going to start to move the dirt off the road and demolish the house and make repairs to the roadway,” a PennDOT spokesperson said.

And since the area is landslide-prone, PennDOT will also stabilize the hillside. Weather permitting, work is scheduled to be complete by late November.