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Part of Route 910 in West Deer to close for at least 1 month

| Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

West Deer

by MICHAEL AUBELE

Valley News Dispatch

PennDOT plans to shut down a portion of Route 910 in West Deer so crews can replace a bridge over a branch of Deer Creek.

The closure is set to begin Oct. 4 and run through mid-November.

There are several creek crossings along the road, also known as Gibsonia Road.

This crossing sits near the intersection with Mountainview Road.

PennDOT will close the stretch between Campbell and Mountainview roads. The stretch is less than half a mile.

The posted detour is considerably longer. It forces traffic into Hampton Township before returning it to Route 910.

However, there are local roads traffic can use to bypass the official detour route.

"We always encourage local residents to use local roads to get around the construction if they can," PennDOT spokesman Jim Struzzi said.

He said PennDOT isn't required to post detours that use state roads only. The detours, however, must be able to handle the traffic load, he said.

According to PennDOT, more than 4,800 vehicles travel the road on an average day.

Lone Pine Construction of Bentleyville will do the work as part of a $2.8 million contract with PennDOT to improve several bridges.

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