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O'Hara looking to save money, forge cooperation with summer road work bid

Tawnya Panizzi
| Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 9:06 a.m.
O'Hara council is gearing up for the township's summer road work, which is expected to total $1.9 million.
O'Hara council is gearing up for the township's summer road work, which is expected to total $1.9 million.

O'Hara council is considering another year of jointly bidding its summer road work.

Members said they will reach out to Fox Chapel, Aspinwall, Blawnox and Sharpsburg for an intermunicipal contract which typically results in lower prices, Manager Julie Jakubec said.

The township's 2018 road improvement program potentially includes milling and resurfacing Crofton, Wickford, Harrow, Bentley and Downing Drives and Springhouse Lane. Alternates include Cabin Lane, Woodmont, Epsilon and Sigma drives, and a portion of Alpha Drive in RIDC Park.

Council is also expected to jointly bid with Fox Chapel for road engineering inspections. The municipalities bid together to realize economies of scale, Jakubec said.

Council meets next at 7 p.m. tonight in the municipal office along Fox Chapel Road.

Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for the Tribune-Review. Reach her at 412-782-2121, ext. 2, or @tawnyatrib.

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