AVALON, BELLEVUE, BEN Avon and EMSWORTH
Route 65 overnight lane closings
Overnight single-lane closures in both directions of Ohio River Boulevard (Route 65) between Elizabeth Avenue in Avalon and the McKees Rocks Bridge are in effect from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays through mid-November.
Around-the-clock single-lane closures in each direction will occur from 8 p.m. Fridays to 6 a.m. Mondays for at least eight weekends for paving and bridge rehabilitation.
Motorists should be prepared for changing traffic patterns. Access will be provided for all businesses along Route 65 in the construction zone.
The 5-mile project involves milling and resurfacing; concrete pavement reconstruction; minor structure improvements; updates to guide rails, drainage and traffic signals; curb improvements; and other minor work. The prime contractor is Lane Construction Corp. of Pittsburgh.
Overall work will conclude late this year.
Museum hosts ice cream social
The Depreciation Lands Museum will host an old-fashioned ice cream social with a fleece-to-shawl demonstration and magic show from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at 4743 S. Pioneer Road.
The living history museum and village will have treats and demonstrations with ice cream and lemonade included with admission.
Magician Albert Noble will perform at 1:15 and 1:45 p.m.
The fleece to shawl demonstration will feature fleece recently sheared from a sheep being prepared and spun by weavers who will complete a shawl during the afternoon. The shawl will be auctioned to the highest bidder.
There will be cooking and baking in the Armstrong cabin and beehive wood-fired bake oven. The blacksmith and the potter will be creating items for the village, and the Talley Cavey Mercantile will be selling 18th century toys, clothing and household goods.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children and members.
Living history demonstrations are presented from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays from May through October.
Information: 412-486-0563 or DepreciationLandsMuseum.org.
Route 68 bridge replacement
A deficient bridge on Route 68 is being replaced.
The Muntz Run Bridge, built in 1948, carries approximately 4,578 vehicles per day. It is being replaced with a precast concrete box culvert. Along with the bridge replacement, the project also will involve realigning a portion of Route 68.
This new culvert will be constructed without disruption to traffic until roadway tie-ins near completion.
Motorists should be alert to changing conditions and to pay attention to flaggers in the work zone, where fines are doubled.
The $942,053 bridge replacement project is being done by Donegal Construction Corp. of Greensburg. The project is expected to be completed in November.
Saxonburg Blvd. bridge closes
A portion of Saxonburg Boulevard has been closed for a $1.3 million project to replace a bridge over Deer Creek between Fossil Ridge Road and the entrance to Eichenlaub Landscaping/Independence Excavating.
The work also will involve replacing the bridge approaches, a new guide rail and fencing.
Until late August, motorists will be rerouted onto Route 910 (Gibsonia Road) and Oak and Bairdford roads.
A daily average of about 5,400 vehicles are affected by the detour.
The prime contractor for the project is Mekis Construction Corp. of Fenelton in Butler County.