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Route 910 work to wrap up in Indiana Township next month

| Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Jan Pakler | for The Herald
The bridge along Route 910 in Indiana Township is slated to be open for travel in October.

Major relief is on the way for motorists who drive through Indiana Township.

Route 910, one of the township's most heavily traveled roads, is expected to reopen in October after a portion of it shut down eight months ago.

“We just got word that the road should be open by Oct. 25,” township Manager Dan Anderson said.

“It is a tremendous relief.”

The portion of Route 910 near Blue Run Road was closed in February as part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike widening project.

Crews have been replacing a bridge that crosses the turnpike beneath as part of the $200 million project to widen the state road from the Butler Valley to the Allegheny Valley interchange.

In all, six bridges that carry traffic through the township will be replaced as part of the six-year project.

“The businesses along Route 910 will be relieved,” Anderson said.

In the meantime, the intersection of Route 910 at Blue Run will remain closed to traffic on weekends through October — with an updated truck detour due to new PennDOT weight restrictions.

Trucks no longer can travel on Saxonburg Boulevard between Harts Run Road and Route 8 because PennDOT imposed a weight limit on two bridges along the route.

Drivers need to use Harts Run to access Route 8.

The Blue Run intersection is closed from noon Fridays through 5 p.m. Sundays.

Local traffic is routed to Indianola Road, which Anderson said already has increased traffic volume from Route 910.

“There is a lot going on here and it has been a real inconvenience to residents,” Anderson said.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or tpanizzi@tribweb.com.

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