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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

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