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IMPORTANT RECYCLING ANNOUNCEMENT!

We are aware that Waste Management sent out a pamphlet which listed recyclable items that are different from our contract. The Township had no knowledge that this pamphlet was being sent. We have contacted Waste Management about what was mailed.

The Township of O'Hara has a trash and recycling contract with Waste Management running from 2018-2021. This contract sets forth the items that are recyclable which include metal cans, plastics 1-7, glass, paper and cardboard. These items are subject to change only through mutual consent of both parties.

We are aware of the ever changing recyclables market and would notify our residents well in advance of any changes agreed to by both parties. For the time being, please continue to recycle the items you have been recycling.


Highland Park Interchange Reconstruction Project (SR 28, Section A56)

A sound barrier meeting was held on February 12, 2019 at the Sharpsburg VFW for the benefitted property owners and renters in Aspinwall Borough and O'Hara Township associated with the Highland Park Interchange Reconstruction Project (SR 28, Section A56) located in Aspinwall Borough, Fox Chapel Borough, Sharpsburg Boroughs, City of Pittsburgh, and O'Hara Township, Allegheny County. The purpose of the meeting was to provide voting information to the benefited property owners and residential renters in regards to having a sound barrier constructed (or not constructed) near their homes. Additionally, provided was information on the type, style and color of the proposed sound barriers on the community side if they wish to have PennDOT construct the barrier. As part of PENNDOT's public involvement process we have attached a PowerPoint presentation and meeting displays to learn more about the sound barriers. Please contact Mark Young, District Environmental Manager, at (412) 429-4858 or via e-mail at markyoung@pa.gov if you have any questions or concerns regarding the sound barriers.

A public meeting was held on December 12, 2017 at the Fox Chapel Area High School Auditorium for the Highland Park Interchange Reconstruction Project (SR 28, Section A56) located in Aspinwall Borough, Fox Chapel Borough, Sharpsburg Boroughs, City of Pittsburgh, and O'Hara Township, Allegheny County. The purpose of the project is to address the existing bottleneck and congested traffic flow on SR 28 (Allegheny Valley Expressway) and other operational and safety issues within the SR 28/Highland Park Bridge and Freeport Road Interchange. The proposed project involves reconstruction of SR 28 to reestablish two travel lanes in each direction through the interchange, construction of improved acceleration and deceleration ramps, bridge preservation work, and miscellaneous operational and safety improvements. Noise walls are being evaluated as part of the project. The Highland Park Bridge river crossing and the Riverfront 47 Development are not part of this project. Construction for this project is not anticipated until Spring 2020.

As part of PENNDOT's public involvement process we have attached a PowerPoint presentation, video rendering of the project, meeting displays, and a comment/feedback form to learn more about the project and to provide you an opportunity to provide feedback. Please contact Erik Porter, P.E., Senior Project Manager, at (412) 429-4869 or via e-mail at eporter@pa.gov if you have any questions or concerns.


Receive Messages via Text or E-Mail

The Township of O'Hara has been using a communications service that allows important community information to be sent directly to residents using the latest technology.

The Nixle Community Information Service allows us to deliver messages to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle's website at www.nixle.com.

Messages may include meeting changes, traffic congestion, relevant safety issues or community event information. The service is reliable and its use is free. There is NO spam and NO hidden cost.

Residents can decide from which local agencies they wish to receive information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web. Visit www.nixle.com for more information or to register for this new service.
Information on the O'Hara Township website is provided as a service to the community. Township rules and regulations are subject to change and the information on this web site should be considered as general guidance only. While the Township attempts to post current and useful information, not all information may be complete, accurate or up to date. In general, inquiries (including reference to official documents) can and should be made to the Township before proceeding with plans or programs.