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Downtown Businesses Remain Open During Road Construction Project

Hours of operation for Walnut Street businesses are posted at both ends of the street.

Don't let the orange construction cones dissuade you from shopping in downtown . Borough officials have gone to great lengths to lessen the impact on businesses and make sure detoured traffic is flowing with ease during Sewickley’s five-week .

Temporary signs redirecting traffic have been posted and large signs also are placed at both ends of Walnut Street listing the hours of operation for stores affected by the roadwork.

Kevin Flannery said approximately 2,000 notices have been distributed to inform the public about the 2011 road project.

A number of copies highlighting the construction plans were given to  to put in grocery bags, he said.

Safran's is one of several businesses on Walnut Street, one of scheduled for repair. The street is expected to be closed to vehicle traffic the majority of the time during the project.

Flannery said more notices will be divvied out, possibly at the Green Street parking lot behind The lot usually has access from Walnut, but a temporary, two-way entrance off Beaver Street has been added.

Flannery said the project is moving along and should be completed in early September.

The public has proven to be understanding about the traffic and road restrictions. Flannery said some residents have even asked the borough to keep Green Street as a two-way roadway.

“Most people have been complimentary,” Flannery said. 

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