Indiana Township trash collection time could vary thanks to Route 910 detour
By Tawnya Panizzi
Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, 9:01 p.m.
Garbage collection in Indiana Township likely will be affected for the next nine months while a portion of Route 910 is closed.
Residents might experience earlier or later pick-ups, so township manager Dan Anderson is encouraging everyone to make sure bags and cans are placed at the curb by 6 a.m. for guaranteed collection.
“Waste Management has informed us your pick-up times may vary from what you are used to,” he said. “They will continue to pick up garbage and recycling on Wednesdays, but the time could change.”
A section of Route 910, near Blue Run Road, was expected to close Monday morning and remain closed to traffic through October.
The shut-down is meant to accommodate the $200 million PA Turnpike expansion project, which includes reconstruction of a Route 910 bridge.
The existing steel girder bridge will be replaced with a steel beam bridge.
Anderson said residents will not experience any interruptions in their garbage service.
However, if the bags are not at the curb by 6 a.m., “Waste Management will not come back to pick them up,” he said. “You would have to put your garbage back inside until the following week for pick-up.”
Garbage haulers, like all motorists, will have a maze of detours to follow over the summer and into fall.
The suggested detour to bypass the Route 910 closure is, from Harmar, to make a left onto Locust Hill Road and a right onto Guys Run and then a right onto Fox Chapel Road and a left onto Dorseyville Road. At the stop sign, make a right onto Harts Run Road and a right at the traffic light onto Saxonburg Boulevard for two miles until another traffic light at the intersection of Route 910.
It is a 12-mile detour.
The work is just the start of several projects scheduled for the next five years, which include the replacement of six bridges total.
There are two more bridges along Route 910 scheduled for work in the coming years. The other three are on Saxonburg Boulevard, Rich Hill Road and Middle Road.
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Church proposing coffee shop, gathering spot in Sharpsburg
- Shady Side Academy musicians to meet up with top saxophonist
- Green space proposed; Sharpsburg Council wants to see plans before moving forward