4/4/19 – Monessen Restrictions

Rider Alert: MMVTA Monessen Detour starting 4/4/19

Dear Riders,
The ongoing construction in Monessen has now narrowed the block between 4th and 5th Streets on Donner Ave. creating a clearance and safety hazard for MMVTA buses and passengers. Therefore, effective the beginning of service on 4/4/19 Commuter A and Express 2 buses toward Pittsburgh, all Valley 1 and Valley 3 buses will have limited access through Monessen.

This detour/restriction will also cause delays for buses to and from Pittsburgh. Please plan accordingly.

The following restrictions will be in effect until further notice.

Commuter A & Express 2 – Toward Pittsburgh – Monessen Restriction
All Commuter A and weekday Express 2 trips will travel as far as Donner Ave. at 1st St ONLY before looping back to Route 201/Deicas Highway:

  • Left on to 1st St. from Donner Ave.
  • Left on to Schoonmaker Ave.
  • To Route 201/Deicas Highway to I70 West to Charleroi

The following Bus Stops will ONLY be in use for travel toward Pittsburgh in Monessen during this restriction:

  • Keystone Bakery
  • Donner Ave. opposite Parente Blvd – Franks Garage
  • Donner Ave. at 1st St.
  • Schoonmker 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 5th St., Donner Ave. at 6th St. – Foodland, Donner Ave. at the Monessen Civic Center or anywhere along Route 906 between Monessen and I-70.

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

Valley 1 – To/From Belle Vernon, Charleroi & New Eagle – Monessen Restriction
All Valley 1 buses will only travel as far as Donner Ave. at 1st St before looping back to Route 201/Deicas Highway:

  • Left on to 1st St. from Donner Ave.
  • Left on to Schoonmaker Ave.
  • To Route 201/Deicas Highway toward plazas

Stops in Monessen for travel toward all Shopping Centers and the Belle Vernon Area, Charleroi and New Eagle:

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

There will be NO Valley 1 service for any travel at Donner Ave. at 4th St., Donner Ave. at 5th 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. or Schoonmaker Ave. at 3rd. St.

Valley 3 – To/From Donora, Fisher Heights and Mon Valley Hospital – Monessen Restriction
All Valley 3 buses will begin service at Donner Ave. at 1st St. in Monessen before looping back to Route 201/Deicas Highway:

  • Left on to 1st St. from Donner Ave.
  • Left on to Schoonmaker Ave.
  • To Route 201/Deicas Highway toward Donora

Stops in Monessen for travel to/from Donora, Fisher Heights and Mon Valley Hospital:

  • Keystone Bakery
  • Donner Ave. opposite Parente Blvd – Franks Garage
  • Donner Ave. at 1st St.  – All Valley 3 buses will sit at Donner Ave. before 1st St. at the bus stop until the departure time for the Exxon Bus Shelter
  • Schoonmker 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.

Thank you,
MMVTA