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Posted on: January 3, 2020

UPDATE ON INTERSTATE 79/ROUTE 910 CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENTS

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In December, Franklin Park Borough and Marshall Township voted to award the contract for the State Route 910 Adaptive Traffic Signal System Installation to M&B Services, LLC, the lowest responsible bidder. PennDOT will schedule a preconstruction meeting for later this month, with work to begin shortly thereafter. This project will improve signalization and traffic flow along the Route 910 corridor at Brandt School and Nicholson Roads and Interstate 79. This work is being done under a Green Light Go Grant that was applied for by Franklin Park and Marshall Township in early 2018 and awarded on September 10, 2018. As background information, Nicholson Road, Route 910 and Interstate 79 are state roads, and Brandt School Road is a county road. Franklin Park and Marshall Township are responsible for ownership and maintenance of traffic signals once they have been installed and certified by PennDOT, while design, construction and maintenance of the roads are the responsibility of PennDOT and Allegheny County.

Longer term, PennDOT has received sufficient funding through the 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to begin engineering work for major changes to Route 910, including the intersections with Brandt School Road and Nicholson Road and the entry/exit ramps to Interstate 79. Franklin Park and Marshall Township had requested funding of this project under the 2019-22 TIP back in January of 2018. The total project is expected to cost over $25 million. We will keep you informed as PennDOT works through the process of seeking input on proposed design alternatives through public meetings expected to take place later this year. This past October, House Speaker Mike Turzai sent a letter to the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation requesting that additional discretionary funding be allocated to help get this project completed.

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