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(Submitted photo: City of McKeesport)
The long-awaited reconstruction of Bowman Avenue in the city's Highland Grove neighborhood began this week. Above, McKeesport city Administrator Tom Maglicco and Mayor Michael Cherepko visit the construction site.
A spokeswoman said no through traffic is allowed on Bowman Avenue while the work is being done. The posted detour takes motorists inbound to McKeesport from North Versailles Twp. from East Pittsburgh McKeesport Boulevard down Westinghouse Avenue to Fifth Avenue.
Drivers heading toward North Versailles from McKeesport should use Fifth Avenue to Route 30 or Westinghouse Avenue, the spokeswoman said.
Residents of the neighborhood may use Elm Street to access Cronemeyer, Highland and Bowman avenues.
Bowman Avenue is being repaved in two phases by two different contractors. The first phase of the work, valued at $181,260, is being done by Morgan Excavating of Belle Vernon and will include digging out the existing bricks, install a new roadbase, and resurface the road from the North Versailles Twp. line to near Cliff Street.
About 6,700 vehicles use Bowman Avenue daily.
Originally published July 25, 2018.