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Saxonburg Blvd. Road Closure - Additional Information released by PennDOT:
April 17, 2014
Route 1013 Saxonburg Boulevard Bridge Replacement Begins Monday in Indiana Township
Pittsburgh, PA – PennDOT is announcing a $777,777 project to replace a bridge on Saxonburg Boulevard (Route 1013) in Indiana Township, Allegheny County, will begin on Monday, April 21, weather permitting.
The project includes superstructure replacement, approach work, drainage, guide rail improvements, pavement markings and other miscellaneous construction. The bridge, which carries Saxonburg Boulevard over Little Pine Creek between Francioni Lane and Klein Road, will be closed to traffic beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 21 through June 20, 2014. Traffic will be detoured.
Southbound on Saxonburg Boulevard
· From Saxonburg Boulevard turn right onto Harts Run Road (Route 1010)
· Follow Harts Run Road to Route 8 (William Flinn Highway)
· Turn left onto Route 8 and follow back to Saxonburg Boulevard
· End detour
Northbound on Saxonburg Boulevard
· Same detour in opposite direction
The prime contractor for the project is Allison Park Contractors, Inc.
Motorists are advised to use caution when traveling through the area. Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 680 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available by calling 5-1-1, and regional Twitter alerts are available on the 511PA website.
ROUTE 910 ROAD CLOSURE STARTING FEB. 3rd (between Cedar Run Rd. and Myers Lane): Click here for more information: Notice from Lane Construction - Route 910 Road Closure w/Map (between Cedar Run Rd. & Myers Lane)
Route 910 (Gibsonia Road) Bridge Replacement to close Section of State Route 910
in Indiana Twp., Allegheny Co.
10-month detour for local traffic
The Pennsylvania Turnpike will be closing a section of State Route 910 in Indiana Twp., Allegheny Co. on Feb. 3 to begin work on the replacement of an overhead bridge which carries Gibsonia Road (State Route 910) over the Turnpike at milepost 42.65. The 10-month detour will affect traffic near the intersection west of State Route 910 and Saxonburg Blvd., between Cedar Run Road and Myers Lane.
The bridge replacement will require a detour, which will be in effect starting Feb. 3. Drivers are advised to follow this approved route:
Traffic will be detoured over Saxonburg Boulevard (SR 1013), Harts Run Road (SR 1010), Middle Road, and Gibsonia Road (SR 910). Approximate length of detour is 14 miles.
Lane Construction Corporation, of Cheshire, Conn., will be replacing the existing bridge that carries Gibsonia Road over the Turnpike at milepost 42.65 with a new four-span steel girder bridge. The project is scheduled for completion by December 2014.
The bridge replacements are early action projects needed to accommodate the future total reconstruction of Turnpike from milepost 40 to 48. Two bridges (Middle Road and Gibsonia Road) have already been replaced and opened to traffic since work began in early 2013. Rich Hill Road Bridge is currently under construction with a completion date of May 2014. Over the next five years, two additional bridges in the area will be replaced and the mainline will be reconstructed and widened between the Butler Valley Interchange (Exit #39) and Allegheny Valley Interchange (Exit #48). For more information on this project please visit http://www.mp40-48construction.com.
Information about individual projects, including the MP 40 to 48 Total Reconstruction Project, can also be found on the website, www.paturnpike.com - click on the "Construction" link, then click “Projects” to easily access project information, including advisories and detour routes.
NEW - TRIP Talk streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users on America's First Superhighway. To download the free app, Pa. Turnpike travelers can visit http://www.paturnpike.com/triptalk. Users do not have to create an account, register or sign up with the Turnpike to use TRIP Talk. The app uses your phone's built-in GPS to stream nearby advisories.
INFORMATION UPDATES ON THE ONGOING TURNPIKE BRIDGE CLOSING PROJECT:
Click here for a link to the latest updates on the project:
NOTE: Changes have been made to the planned closure of having Route 910 and Saxonburg Blvd. both closed at the same time in 2015. Now, it is planned that Saxonburg Blvd. (near Eichenlaub/Independence Excavating) will close in 2015, and Route 910 (near the Old Township Bldg./Lakewood Cemetery) will close in 2016.
RICH HILL ROAD BRIDGE TO BE REPLACED IN HARMAR TWP.:
The Pennsylvania Turnpike alerts motorist traveling on Rich Hill Road (T-662) in Harmar Township, Allegheny Co. of an alternating bi-directional single-lane temporary traffic signal starting March 26, 2013 through late May 2014. The local road traffic restriction is needed for an overhead bridge replacement project where Rich Hill Road crosses over the Turnpike (I-76) at milepost 46.3. The bridge will be removed and replaced in two stages in order to maintain local traffic throughout construction.
This bridge work is needed to accommodate the future total reconstruction of Turnpike from milepost 40 to 48. Over the next six years, six overhead bridges will be replaced and the mainline will be reconstructed and widened between the Butler Valley Interchange (Exit 39) and Allegheny Valley Interchange (Exit 48). For more information on this project please visit http://www.mp40-48construction.com.
Travelers can get Turnpike traffic alerts by calling 866-976-TRIP (8747) or visiting the live Travel Conditions Map online at www.paturnpike.com/webmap. The Turnpike’s smartphone app, TRIP Talk, streams audio advisories to iPhone and Droid users so they can keep their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. To download the free app, visit www.paturnpike.com/triptalk.
New Facebook Page Offers Another Way to Find PennDOT News:
Harrisburg – PennDOT’s newly-launched Facebook page gives Pennsylvanians even more ways to interact with the agency and find valuable transportation news and tips.
“As social media becomes more popular with our customers, they rightfully expect that they can find information in ways they’re used to receiving it,” PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. “We’re pleased to now have another way that we can communicate with Pennsylvanians and transportation stakeholders.”
The new PennDOT Facebook page features:
- Available resources for travel and construction information;
- Information on highway safety including free resources, enforcement and traffic safety laws;
- Information on driver’s license and motor vehicle operations, including convenient online services;
- Descriptions of PennDOT’s many services available to the public; and
- Featured PennDOT job opportunities.
“We encourage Pennsylvanians and others who travel in our state to visit our Facebook page and provide comments, ask questions or even share concerns,” Schoch said. “We take our mission seriously and that includes ensuring people can find out about the services we offer, as well as listening to their feedback.”
Schoch says Facebook is the next logical step in PennDOT’s migration to social media. Since the department launched its official Twitter account – PennDOTNews – two years ago, more than 6,500 followers have signed on.
In addition to the main PennDOTNews Twitter feed, the department also maintains eight regional Twitter accounts allowing followers to get updated traffic alerts and local PennDOT news.
PennDOT will not report traffic or road conditions on its Facebook page. Travelers should visit www.511PA.com or call 5-1-1 for current traffic conditions. The regional travel information accounts are accessible by clicking “Follow us on Twitter” on the 511 website.
To visit and “like” the PennDOT Facebook page, visit www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.
To interact with PennDOT on Twitter, go to www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews.
PennDOT’s main website, which offers comprehensive information about the agency, its regional offices and the many services offered, is found at www.dot.state.pa.us.