Borough Construction and Road Updates

Avon Park to be closed April 22 – June 1, 2019

Due to necessary pipe testing and repairs for the Buckeye Pipeline that runs through Avon Park, the park will be closed beginning Monday, April 22 until early June. Because of the extensiveness of the project, Ben Avon Borough Council determined it was in the best interest for the safety of our children and area residents to close the park during this work.

Please stay tuned for updates as they become available and we hope to have the park open for summer fun as quickly as possible but it will be dependent on the work of Buckeye. If you have any questions, please contact the Borough office at (412) 766-7704 or

Route 65 Bridge Inspection in Ben Avon begins April 29th

Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT District 11 is announcing inspection activities on the bridge that carries Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) over Spruce Street in Ben Avon Borough, Allegheny County will begin Monday, April 29 weather permitting.

Single-lane restrictions will occur in each direction on Route 65 for bridge inspection activities.  Restrictions will occur weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, May 3. Restrictions will not occur in both directions simultaneously.

Crews from the The Markosky Engineering Group, Inc. and the Sofis Rigging Company will conduct the inspection activities.

Motorists should 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 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 Ave between Brighton Road and Church. Both the gas and water lines will be replaced this spring prior to repaving.  Monitor Avenue is also currently scheduled to have utility work conducted prior to paving later this summer.

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 or call 412.761.5311.

Ben Avon Borough office contact information is 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.