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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Road paving program under way

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The road paving program proposed for South Fayette Township this summer involves 16 streets, including part of the driveway through Fairview Park.

Youngblood Paving, Inc. is conducting milling and asphalt paving on about four miles of roadway in Hickory Heights, Wood Creek, Fairview Manor and other parts of the township.

Work is expected to occur from April to August.

South Fayette issued paving bids earlier than usual this year, Township Manager John M. Barrett said.

“Ideally, we’d like to get all this work done in the summer months before school is back in session,” Barrett said.

The contractor is required to directly notify residents in advance when work is planned on their street.

The multistep paving process takes about two weeks on each street. The first step is to mill, or grind off, about 3½ inches of the top pavement. About a week later, a 2-inch binder course is applied. Finally, the roadway is topped with a 1½-inch layer of asphalt.

After paving, the contractor will restore any road striping, wedge curbs and other features disturbed by the project.

The 2023 road list was based on several factors, including data gathered last year using RoadBotics, which uses artificial intelligence to assess video footage of roads and detect conditions such as potholes, cracks and potential road base failures.

Any of the listed streets that cannot be completed this year, due to weather or other factors, will move to the 2024 program.

Roads on paving list

Hickory Heights

  • Augusta Drive
  • Bayhill Drive
  • Cypress Court
  • Hickory Heights Drive
  • Muirfield Court
  • Oakmont Court
  • Pine Valley Drive

Wood Creek

  • Birch Court
  • Maple Court
  • Woodcreek Drive

Fairview Manor

  • Firwood Drive (section between Woodhaven Lane and 166 Firwood Drive)
  • Old Oak Drive (section between Washington Pike and Pinewood Drive)

Other areas

  • Marshall Road
  • Unnamed alley (loop) adjacent to Main Street in Sturgeon
  • Reed Street in Gladden
  • Recreation Road in Fairview Park (from Greenwood Drive to Field B) - Completed week of April 17

Public Works Road Maintenance

In addition to the annual contracted paving program, the South Fayette Township Public Works Department conducts road maintenance. Work this year includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Trimming overgrown trees and vegetation along roads and rights-of-way
  • Inspecting, cleaning, repairing and improving stormwater systems
  • Replacing guardrails
  • Installing road signs
  • Patching potholes
  • Sealing pavement cracks
  • Painting lines
  • Sweeping streets

State and County Roads

In addition to South Fayette improving township-owned roads, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct projects on some state-owned roads, and Allegheny County Public Works will work on county-owned roads.

PennDOT plans to conduct sealcoat repair and line painting throughout the spring and summer on the following roads:

  • State Route 978 / Union Ave: Oakdale Borough line to Millers Run Rd
  • Millers Run Rd: Washington County line to SR 978
  • Washington Pike: Washington County line to Freedom Dr
  • Mayview Rd: Washington County line to Upper St. Clair line
  • Boyce Rd: Washington Pike to Upper St. Clair line
  • Battle Ridge Rd: Dutch Hill Rd to SR 978
  • Millers Run Rd: SR 978 to SR 50
  • Presto Sygan Rd: Millers Run Rd to Collier Twp line
  • Oak Ridge Rd: Presto Sygan Rd to Battle Ridge Rd

Traffic will be maintained during the PennDOT road maintenance program. Signs will be posted in advance.

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