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Route 910 Closure, Bridge Project Could Cause Traffic Delays

PennDOT is replacing two short bridges just west of Pearce Mill Road.

Commuters can expect traffic delays on Route 910 and Pearce Mill Road in Pine throughout the summer.

PennDOT is replacing two short bridges on Route 910, just west of Pearce Mill Road, according to Scott Anderson, Pine’s assistant manager.

The $3.5 million project will require a portion of Route 910 to be closed. The work will take place on Wexford Road at the structure over a branch of North Fork Pine Creek and end at the intersection of Route 910 and Pearce Mill Road.

“It’s going to be a mess,” Anderson told officials at a May Pine Board of Supervisors meeting.

The road is tentatively scheduled to close June 12, one day after Pine-Richland School District lets out for the summer.

It will remain closed until the end of the paving season, Anderson said. Road detours will be posted in the area. Anderson said.

Westbound Route 910 traffic would be detoured north on Pearce Mill Road, west on Graham Road to Warrendale Road, then south on Route 19 back to Route 910.

The eastbound detour will be Route 910 to north on North Chapel Drive, north on Route 19, west on Warrendale Road to Graham Road, then south on Pearce Mill Road, back to Route 910 east.

As a separate project (but constructed at the same time as the bridge replacements), Pine requested PennDOT include the installation of turn lanes on Route 910 and Pearce Mill Road, as well as change the traffic signal from a temporary installation to a permanent one, Anderson said.

There also will be additional turn arrows to accommodate the newly added turn lanes. The intersection work as will require replacement of a water line.

Anderson said the township is using Transportation Impact fees collected from developers to pay for this part of the work.   
Brian May 29, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Do they realize the intersection of Graham and Warrendale is already a complete mess during rush hour. Graham road already backs up half way to 19 in the afternoon. Unless they have officers at the intersection relieving traffic for months, it will be a complete nightmare. Reminds me of the 15 minute wait I had just to get south through North Park when they updated Babcock and Wildwood. Also, why don't they do both bridges at once instead of stretching out the work for 6 months?
Brian May 29, 2013 at 02:03 PM
I wonder why they didn't choose the shorter detour of south on Pearce Mill to Brown and north on Reynolds back to 910? The posted detour will be 3.4 miles vs the 1.2 miles Brown to Reynolds would be. Not sure the amount of traffic on a daily basis, but that saves the average commuter 4.4 miles round trip.

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