Public Works Projects (Roads/Parks/Public spaces)

Know Before You Dig!

Because even relatively minor excavation activities like landscaping or fencing can cause damage to a pipeline or utility lines, always contact the 811 One-Call Center before engaging in any excavation, construction, farming or digging. Most states require 2 working days notice to the One-Call Center to allow the utility operators to mark their pipelines and utilities at your proposed digging site.

One easy FREE phone call to 811 starts the process to get your underground pipelines and utility lines marked. Once lines have been marked for your project, you will know the approximate location of your pipelines and utility lines, and can safely dig. More information regarding 811 can be found at

Avon Park may be closed for gas pipeline maintenance

Buckeye Pipe Line Company is working in Avon Park to reseat the gas line that runs through the park. Ben Avon will keep residents updated as to the progress.

Information regarding general utility work

Utilities prefer laying new main line under the sidewalk versus the road as restoration is less expensive both now and in the future: in addition to being less disruptive to traffic. When laying new line under a sidewalk, they keep half of the sidewalk during construction to allow for some form of temporary walkway through the site during the time between project completion and when a new sidewalk is installed. When the new sidewalk is installed, they remove the other half of the concrete and will replace the full width of the sidewalk.

As always, thank you so much for your continued patience and appreciation as we work diligently to improve our community. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact the Ben Avon Borough public works department at benavonpw [at] or (412) 761-5311.