South Fayette Township has been awarded a $381,391 Green Light-Go state grant to help install adaptive traffic signals for improving traffic flow 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. Work is expected to start later this year.
Upgrades are set to occur at the following eight intersections:
• 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)
In addition, the regional Traffic Task Force—including municipal members South Fayette, Bridgeville, Upper St. Clair and Collier—has developed plans to add turn lanes and widen some roadway in an effort to improve traffic conditions for residents, businesses and commuters.