The Pennsylvania Turnpike may buy additional property along Route 980 near McDonald, where chronic flooding has become a problem during construction of a bridge above the valley as part of the $800 million Southern Beltway.

But for the most part, engineers said Friday, erosion controls put in place for the project worked well this week despite water and mud runoff problems that hit the area again Monday night.

Two state lawmakers, Sen. Camera Bartolotta, R-Monongahela, and Rep. Jason Ortitay, R-Bridgeville, sent a letter Tuesday demanding that contractors to stop all other work on the 13-mile project until the chronic water problems are eliminated. The agency hasn’t… Read the full story here: