Roads & Traffic

  1. Township road improvements start Aug. 2

    Work begins at 7 a.m. Thurs. Aug. 2 for South Fayette Township's annual road improvement program. First on the schedule are Sundance Drive and streets in the Toftrees neighborhood. Expect lane restrictions, and please use caution. Read on...
  2. Route 50 and Washington Pike road work occurs July through October

    From Weds. July 11 through October 2018, Newbury's contractor A. Folino Construction, Inc. is performing road work on Route 50 and Washington Pike in South Fayette Township. Some temporary single-lane closures may occur. Read on...
  3. Intersection closed at Alpine and Coal Pit roads

    The intersection between 328 Coal Pit Road and Alpine Road is closed for road repairs. Reopen date is to be determined. Read on...
  4. Portion of Hickory Grade Road to be closed until 2019 for Southern Beltway work

    The part of Hickory Grade Road that is located south of Parks Road in South Fayette Township is closed from May 3, 2018, until mid-November 2019. The detour uses Parks Road, Route 50 and Cecil-Henderson Road. Read on...
  5. Southern Beltway public meeting set for Weds. May 2

    Contractor Trumbull Corp. is set to work on part of the Southern Beltway in South Fayette between Route 50 and Interstate 79, starting as soon as May 3. Local roads affected by closures and detours include Parks, Hickory Grade, Bowman and Coal Pit Run. Read on...
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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.

Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy & Procedures

The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program establishes a process by which residents can submit requests for traffic calming improvements on local roads within South Fayette Township. The township and/or the township traffic engineer will evaluate each request. A plan may be implemented if resources are available and the request meets certain criteria.

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.

Route 50 / Washington Pike / Chartiers St. / I-79

Based on input from the local Traffic Task Force, PennDOT plans to make improvements at the intersection on Route 50/Washington Pike and Chartiers Street, with work to start in summer 2020, PennDOT announced in April 2018. Preliminary plans include:

• Add one lane to Chartiers Street (at Washington Pike)

• Widen the bridge over Chartiers Creek (on Washington Pike between South Fayette Township and Bridgeville Borough) from 4 lanes to 7 lanes:

Toward Bridgeville:
  • Straight - two lanes
  • One dedicated right-turn lane onto Chartiers St.
From Bridgeville:
  • Right turn from bridge to I-79 northbound ramp
  • Right turn from bridge to I-79/Millers Run Road
  • Straight to continue on Washington Pike
  • Left turn into The Crossings at South Fayette shopping center (Aldi, Starbucks etc.)

Traffic Lights

South Fayette Township has been awarded more than $458,000 in PennDOT Green Light-Go grant funds 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 10 intersections (nine 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)
  • Washington Pike & Bursca Drive
  • Washington Pike & Twin Ponds Lane

Southern Beltway

South Fayette Township is set to become home to a portion of the Southern Beltway 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. Multiple sections of the project are located within South Fayette Township.

Southern Beltway Presentation, Fall 2014