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Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 7:18 p.m.

Route 51 (Clairton Boulevard) in Jefferson Hills Borough is closed to overnight traffic today and tomorrow, May 8 and 9, weather-permitting, according to PennDOT District 11 officials. The project began on Monday.

The closures will occur between Worthington Avenue and Peters Creek Road both days from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Crews from Atlas Railroad Construction LLC will install a new railroad crossing. Traffic will be detoured.

Southbound traffic

• Route 51 to eastbound Lebanon Church Road

• Lebanon Church Road to southbound Clairton Road (Route 885)

• Clairton Road to northbound North State Street (Route 837)

• North State Street to Clairton-Glassport Bridge

• Clairton-Glassport Bridge to southbound Lincoln Boulevard

• Lincoln Boulevard becomes McKeesport Road

• McKeesport Road to Route 51

Northbound traffic

• Same route in opposite direction

PennDOT is not involved in this work, but is providing information as a public service announcement.

For more details, contact Atlas Railroad Construction at 412-677-2020 or Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway at 330-767-7279.

Communi-TJ Day

West Jefferson Hills School District officials will open the doors to Thomas Jefferson High School on May 17.

Doors will open at 10 a.m., and tours will be conducted every half-hour.

Participants can meet the architects for the new high school and let district officials know what they would like to see in the new high school.

The football field will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your own equipment.

From 4 to 7 p.m., Cub Scout Pack 562, Pleasant Hills, will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser. At 6:45 p.m., the classic “Steamboat Willy” animated short, followed by Disney's “The Lion King” will be shown in the auditorium. Admission is free, and popcorn will be offered by the West Jefferson Hills Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, call Tony Sonita, public relations consultant, at 724-600-4731.

Plant sale

The Pleasant Hills Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on May 17 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

The club is in its 74th year. Three weeks before the event, the women pot the perennials, said Sue Wright, president.

The event, which is the club's major fundraiser, will be held at the Pleasant Hills Borough Building Community Room, 410 East Bruceton Road.

Summer recreation

The summer recreation program in Pleasant Hills Borough provides six weeks of activities for children age 5 through 12 who live in the borough. It will be held from June 23 through Aug. 1.

Recreation hours are from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday.

Register online or in person through the Pleasant Hills Borough website. In-person registrations will be held in the municipal building's community room on June 5 from 6 to 9 p.m., June 7 from 1 to 3 p.m. and June 14 from 9 a.m. to noon. No other registration dates are scheduled.

The registration fee is $50 per child. Discount family rate offers $40 for second child, $30 for third child and $20 for fourth child. Children must be registered by a parent or legal guardian.

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