Part of Route 910 to reopen
Motorists who drive through Indiana Township might be looking forward to Friday more than most people.
That's when a portion of Route 910 near Blue Run Road is expected to open after nine months of construction and traffic delays.
“It has definitely affected our residents,” Township Manager Dan Anderson said.
The road was shut down in early February as part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike widening project.
Contractors from Joseph B. Fay replaced the 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.
Friday's relief will be short-lived, Anderson said.
Next up on the turnpike project list is the replacement of the bridge at Mink's Hill, also along Route 910.
The bridge sits on the opposite side of the township from the current work, near the West Deer border.
A portion of the road will close in February for about a year.
“That has traffic equal to the east portion of 910 that was just closed,” Anderson said. “It will create difficulties for residents and businesses.”
In all, six bridges that carry traffic through the township are scheduled to be replaced as part of the six-year project.
The opening of the Route 910 bridge isn't the only relief for motorists this week, Anderson said.
The intersection of Route 910 at Blue Run Road also opened after being closed weekends since August.
“This is great since many of the problems with the traffic persisted because of trucks who tried to use the residential streets (behind Blue Run),” Anderson said.
Tractor trailers are prohibited along Blue Run Road beyond the industrial section at the entrance, but that didn't stop them from trying.
Police were called out many times to help navigate tractor trailers through the narrow roads.
There is a 10-ton limit on Blue Run Road, Anderson said. “They go up there and get stuck at the top of the 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.
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