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Parking garage replacement will impact Westmoreland County Courthouse

A $7 million project will have a major impact on downtown Greensburg starting Wednesday. Watch the full report in the video player above. Westmoreland County Commissioners on Tuesday approved emergency funding to replace parking under the Westmoreland County Courthouse Yard. The project comes after commissioners said engineers had discovered structural flaws in the structure. The issues with the garage started in 2019. The courtyard outside the courthouse and the main entrance to the courthouse will be closed. An alternate entrance along Main Street will open to the public wishing to enter the courthouse. Commissioners said more than 170 people parked in the county parking lot, mostly county employees and elected officials. The county has secured leases in nearby parking lots for people using the garage, which could limit parking for people traveling to downtown Greensburg. Commissioners said they are still working on potential solutions to these issues, particularly on days when residents are called to the courthouse for jury selection. County commissioners said funding for the project came from the US bailout. The goal is to complete the project by next winter.

A $7 million project will have a major impact on downtown Greensburg starting Wednesday.

Watch the full report in the video player above.

Westmoreland County Commissioners on Tuesday approved emergency funding to replace parking under the Westmoreland County Courthouse Yard.

The project comes after commissioners said engineers had discovered structural flaws in the structure. The problems with the garage started in 2019.

The outer courtyard of the courthouse and the main entrance to the courthouse will be closed. Another entrance along Main Street will be open to the public wishing to enter the courthouse.

Commissioners said more than 170 people were parked in the county parking lot, mostly county employees and elected officials. The county has secured leases in nearby parking lots for people using the garage, which could limit parking for people traveling to downtown Greensburg. Commissioners said they are still working on potential solutions to these issues, particularly on days when residents are called to the courthouse for jury selection.

County commissioners said funding for the project came from the US bailout. The goal is to complete the project by next winter.

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Deena S. Hawkins

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