Nonprofit institutions dominate Pittsburgh’s landscape, economy and civic discourse to an extraordinary degree. They are the unelected hands on Pittsburgh’s steering wheel. They are largely untaxed, and infrequently audited by government. In return, they pledge to be unconcerned with profit.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike has launched something that hasn’t happened in Western Pennsylvania in more than 20 years: A new highway. For the last eight months, the Post-Gazette has been following the planning, design, and construction required for the next section of the Southern Beltway.
Over the next two years we will provide an inside look at the scale and complexity of the project.