Part of Route 910 to close through October
By Tawnya Panizzi
Published: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, 1:54 p.m.
Major changes are in store for motorists who travel through Indiana Township.
A section of the township's most-heavily used road, Route 910, will close at 7 a.m. Feb. 11 and remain off-limits to traffic through October.
Specifically, the shut-down affects the portion of 910 that passes over the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The work is necessary to accommodate the $200 million turnpike expansion.
It launches a slew of upcoming projects that will affect township motorists over the next six years.
“We received notice that Route 910 will close just west of the Indianola refinery, up from Blue Run Road,” Indiana Township manager Dan Anderson said.
“We anticipate that to last until fall.”
Detours are being posted now, Anderson said, to help motorists navigate away from the main road through the township.
There will be maps of detours available on the township website also, at www.indianatownship.com.
Contractor Joseph Fay of Russelton was hired for the turnpike bridge reconstruction.
The closure is the first of several subsequent projects associated with the turnpike expansion.
From now through 2018, motorists can expect a maze of detours while contractors replace six bridges that cross the turnpike between the Butler Valley and Allegheny valley interchanges.
Work to widen the turnpike will take the toll road from four to six lanes and increase the median from 10 feet to 26 feet.
Local traffic is expected to be most affected in Indiana, Harmar, West Deer and Hampton townships.
Along Route 910, there are three bridges total that will be replaced, along with one on Saxonburg Boulevard, Rich Hill Road and Middle Road.
Work is expected to be staggered to minimize traffic tie-ups.
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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