Route 65 roadwork begins between Sewickley area, Beaver County
Beginning April 1, Route 65 from Chestnut Street in Sewickley into Beaver County will undergo roadwork, a PennDOT spokesman said.
The construction means the stretch of highway will be reduced to one lane in both directions through sometime later in spring, PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said.
Work will occur from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, he said.
Remaining work includes curb installation, pavement markings, drainage and other minor improvements, Struzzi said.
The work is part of a $5.1 million project started last year.
The overall 4.5-mile project included milling and resurfacing, drainage, guide rail, curbing, signs, signals, structure repairs and other improvements in Emsworth, Sewickley, Edgeworth, Leetsdale and Ambridge.In addition, PennDOT crews will perform “geotechnical drilling and research for future improvements” on Route 65 Wednesday and Thursday, weather permitting, Struzzi said.
Crews will be performing pavement core drilling operations between Interstate 79 in Glenfield and Chestnut Street in Sewickley.
Lane closures will occur in various locations as needed both days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
From Chestnut Street to Beaver County on Thursday and Friday, PennDOT crews will perform signal work and install pavement loop sensors in various locations, Struzzi said.
Short-term single lane closures will occur as needed between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.
“Because this work is temperature sensitive, it cannot be performed at night,” Struzzi said.
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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