Pennsylvania American Water is beginning a project that will install approximately 2,900 feet of new 42 inch main along Becks Run as part of its Becks Run Pumping Station and Hays Mine Treatment Plant improvement project.
The new main installation is among Pennsylvania American Water's approximately $101 million upgrades to its local water treatment facilities and will be done by the company's project partner, Kokosing Construction.
"We are asking motorists and customers to be patient as we continue to improve service and water quality for our greater Pittsburgh area customers," said Jay Lucas, Pennsylvania American Water project manager.
For the main installation project, several lanes of Becks Run Road will be closed to traffic between Carson Street (State Road 837) and Bajo Street began on Tuesday, July 26 at 7 a.m. Traffic on Becks Run Road has been reduced to a single alternating lane for motorists. Arrow boards and signs are in place throughout the work zone to alert motorists of the lane closures.
Law enforcement will be on hand to monitor traffic flow. The affected lanes are scheduled to reopen to motorists in late September 2011. To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.
Crews will be working around the clock Monday through Friday. The company expects to complete the water main upgrades, including final paving restoration, by late September, weather permitting.
For more information about the closures, or other portions of this project, customers can contact Kokosing's customer service at 1-877-856-3030.