Borough Construction and Road Updates

Avon Park remains closed until restoration is complete

The pipe testing has been completed but there is significant restoration work that needs to be completed before the park is able to reopen to residents. Ben Avon Borough was hoping to have the park reopened by the beginning of June but due to the extensive wet weather, the restoration work has been delayed and unfortunately there is not an accurate timeline that can be provided at this time.

Please stay tuned for updates as they become available and know that getting the park reopened is a top priority. Ben Avon appreciates your patience through all of this work. If you have any questions, please contact the Borough office at (412) 766-7704 or benavon@benavon.com.

Route 65 Overnight Lane Restrictions to begin Sunday, June 23rd.

SR-65 – Ohio River Blvd. – Gas line installation will begin on Ohio River Blvd. overnights starting Sunday, June 23rd at 8pm. There will be overnight lane restrictions from 8pm – 5am until further notice. Gas Line work will be taking place along Ohio River Blvd. between the bridge over Spruce Run to Monitor Street causing these overnight lane restrictions.

Motorists should expect delays during these hours and be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Please use caution when driving through the area.  Work zone safety is everyone’s responsibility.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 860 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Updated Paving Project information for Residents – 2019:

Utility work is currently underway on Hilands and Monitor Avenues. Both the gas and water lines will be replaced this spring & summer prior to repaving.

In addition, this season there will be sewer work being performed throughout the borough as well as road paving.  Further information will be provided here prior to the work getting underway.  As always, thank you for your patience and understanding as we strive to improve the borough.

General  Procedure for Paving Projects

As a courtesy, Ben Avon informs all utilities of upcoming paving projects at least one year in advance.  The goal is to have any repairs or replacements completed prior to repaving the streets.  The utilities save because they do not have to pay for restoration.  The Borough saves in its investment by ensuring that the quality and durability of the new streets will not be compromised with future utility work cuts and patching.  As with any major construction project, this requires patience and understanding as the borough is captive of the utility’s calendar and budget. Sewer integrity inspections must also be conducted prior to any street paving so that any problems found can made prior to paving.

Thank you so much for your patience and understanding during our neighborhood improvement projects. For Ben Avon specific construction questions you may contact the Ben Avon Public Works department at benavonpw@benavon.com or call 412.761.5311.

Ben Avon Borough office contact information is BenAvon@benavon.com or (412) 766-7704.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON STREETS TO BE PAVED DURING WORK HOURS. Please remove vehicles from the streets between 7am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, until the project is completed.