Roads & Traffic
Allegheny County is starting road improvements Aug. 31 on Seminary Avenue/Thoms Run Road, between Battle Ridge Road and Union Avenue, in South Fayette Township, Oakdale Borough and Collier Township. Read on...
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is planning a $2 million project for 2018 to improve the intersection of Boyce and Mayview roads in South Fayette Township. Read on...
Township Road Study
In November 2015, engineers completed a comprehensive Roadway Maintenance Study of all township-owned roads. The analysis detailed the need for $32 million in road improvements and prioritized the work. In 2015, the township established a dedicated annual funding stream for road work and earmarked about $1 million for road improvements in 2016.
Traffic Task Force
As business development heats up around Interstate 79, Route 50 and Washington Pike, South Fayette Township is working toward a plan for comprehensive road improvements aimed at easing traffic flow for decades to come.
South Fayette has created the Traffic Task Force along with local commercial developers, the municipalities of Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair and Collier, and officials from the state and Allegheny County. The group is working closely with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and studying the best ways to construct and fund road improvements so traffic will move more smoothly on Route 50 and Washington Pike, which are state-owned roads. The task force has applied for grant money to help fund the work.
The task force has developed an evolving list of proposed work, such as:
• Widening the bridge over Chartiers Creek (on Washington Pike between Bridgeville and South Fayette) from 4 lanes to 7 lanes
• Adding a dedicated right-turn lane to Chartiers Street for vehicles crossing the bridge into Bridgeville
• Widening Chartiers Street
• Adding a full left-turn lane on Washington Pike to access The Crossings at South Fayette shopping center
• Adding a second left-turn lane on Washington Pike southbound to access the I-79 ramps
• Adding a dedicated right-turn lane from Bridgeville to the I-79 northbound ramp
South Fayette Township has been awarded a $381,391 PennDOT Green Light-Go grant to help upgrade and install adaptive traffic signals aimed at improving traffic flow and reducing congestion in the area of Washington Pike, Route 50 and Interstate 79. The system, including traffic lights and software, will automatically adjust signal timing based on traffic conditions. Upgrades are slated to occur at the following eight intersections (seven in South Fayette and one in Bridgeville):
- Route 50 & Millers Run Road
- Route 50 & Municipal Drive/Newbury Drive (UPMC Children’s & Newbury Market entrances)
- Route 50 & Hickory Grade Road
- Route 50 & southbound Interstate 79 ramps
- Route 50 & northbound Interstate 79 ramps
- Route 50 & Washington Pike (T-intersection at Starbucks and Chipotle)
- Washington Pike & Daniell Drive (near King’s Restaurant and Get Go)
- Washington Avenue & Chartiers Street (across the Chartiers Creek bridge in Bridgeville)
South Fayette Township is set to become home to a portion of the that will connect Route 22 in Washington County with Interstate 79.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's project begins at the southern end of the Findlay Connector at the Route 22 interchange and proceeds 13 miles southeast to an interchange with I-79, with a local connection at Morganza Road, near the Allegheny/Washington County line.
Bridge construction starts in South Fayette in Spring 2017.