By: KDKA-TV News Staff
SOUTH PARK (KDKA) – South Park drivers have a new place to park.
Permeable parking lots use paving slabs that allow rainwater to flow through them forming a layer of gravel underneath.
The water will eventually be absorbed into the ground.
The lot will capture 95% of the rainfall to prevent flooding in the area.
It’s a project that’s been over a decade in the making.
“The county has received a lot of complaints about the poor condition of this particular area,” said Caren Glotfelty, CEO.
Director of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation. “All have been damaged by asphalt. Ruins of the old SkyBus platforms are still here. There are large lighting towers that are not working. It was just a mess and, rightfully so, people were complaining about it. “
The project cost nearly 2.5 million dollars.
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But county leaders say it’s an investment that will save money on maintenance and flood damage in the long run.
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