Borough Construction and Road Updates

2019 Paving Project to begin:

Within the next month or so, Ben Avon will begin its 2019 paving project on the following streets:

  • Hilands Avenue.
  • Monitor Avenue – the entire length including across 65 to the dead end.
  • Forest Avenue – between Church Avenue and Brighton Road.
  • Brighton Road – from the Avalon border, near the mini-mart, down to Park Ave.

Borough council members ask for your patience and understanding with further inconvenience, noise, and mess. It is a short-term price to pay for long-term improvements. The contractor is Mele and Mele. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please call the project manager, Frank Schweinberg at (412) 812-4762. For complete details, click here.

Emergency responders are aware of this project and will be at your service as usual. In addition Waste Management will be given accommodations so as not to interrupt garbage or recycling schedules.

Please take special care to avoid driving on any newly paved street until all construction signage is removed and the street is officially open for use. To be most durable, fresh pavement must be allowed to cool and thoroughly cure; driving on it before then will cause damage and waste your tax dollars.

It is important to understand that unforeseen problems sometimes upset the best of plans, and we ask in advance for your patience, understanding, and compliance. Thank you so much.

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.

Route 65 Bridge Preservation Work Begins Monday in Ben Avon

A long-term single-lane restriction in each direction will begin at 9 a.m. Monday morning on the Route 65 bridge located between Laurel Road and Dickson Avenue.  Two 11-foot wide lanes will be maintained for bi-direction traffic on the northbound side of the bridge during the initial phase. Single-lane restrictions will remain in place through early December.

Improvements on the $4.60 million preservation project include superstructure concrete repairs, floor beam repair, crack sealing, and drainage system upgrades.

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

Avon Park Update

Most of the park restoration has been completed and the Park is currently  OPEN to residents. A few things to remain mindful of include:

  1. The grass has been reseeded so please be careful of the netting holding in the grass seeds. Please do your best to steer clear of the netting and the hay until the grass has grown in.
  2. The parking lot is slated to be repaved but there is no definitive timeline. The park is still usable until this takes place.  It should only take a couple of days to pave.
  3. Several other minor repairs are still in the works (including water fountain repair) but will not impede playground usage.

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.