Roads & Traffic
UPDATE (11/8/19): Millers Run Road at the railroad crossing is now open. The work was done more quickly than expected. Read on...
Hickory Grade Road is set to reopen around noon Nov. 12, 2019. Part of the road has been closed since May 2018 for Southern Beltway work. Read on...
Contractor Trumbull Corp. is working on part of the Southern Beltway in South Fayette between Route 50 and Interstate 79. Local roads affected by closures and detours include Parks, Hickory Grade, Bowman and Coal Pit Run. Read on...
Township Road Study
In November 2015, engineers completed a comprehensive Roadway Maintenance Study (PDF) 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 of approximately $1 million a year.
Neighborhood Traffic Calming Policy & Procedures
The Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (PDF) 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 evaluates each request. A plan may be implemented if resources are available and the request meets certain criteria.
View the condition of state and local bridges in South Fayette Township with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's online, interactive bridge conditions map.
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.)
South Fayette Township has been awarded more than $458,000 in Green Light-Go grant funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation 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, automatically adjusts signal timing based on traffic conditions. Upgrades include the following 10 intersections (nine in South Fayette and one in neighboring 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
Who maintains my road?
South Fayette Township contains roadways that are owned and / or maintained by three separate political entities. South Fayette owns and maintains more than 70 miles of local roadways, plus maintains 15 miles of state roads through contractual agreements. Allegheny County maintains the roads that it owns. State-owned roads are maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDot) or by South Fayette.
State-Owned Roads Maintained by PennDot
- State Route 50, from the intersection of Washington Pike to the Cecil / Washington County line
- Washington Pike, from Bridgeville to the Cecil / Washington County line
- Boyce Road, from Washington Pike to the Upper St. Clair line
- Mayview Road, from the Upper St. Clair line to the Cecil line
- Route 978 / Union Avenue Ext. (Oakdale hill), from the top of Route 978 (Battle Ridge Road) to the Oakdale / Washington County line
- Robinson Run Road, from the intersection of Route 978 (Battle Ridge Road) to the McDonald line
- Presto-Sygan Road, from the intersection with Millers Run Road to the intersection with Thoms Run Road
State-Owned Roads Maintained by South Fayette Township Public Works
- Oakridge Road, from the intersection with Presto-Sygan Road to the intersection with Battle Ridge Road
- Thoms Run Road, from the intersection with Dutch Hill Road to the intersection with Millers Run Road and Route 978 / Battle Ridge Road
- Millers Run Road (East), from the intersection with Route 50 to the intersection with Route 978 / Battle Ridge Road
- Millers Run Road (West / Gladden area), from the intersection with Route 978 to the Cecil / Washington County line
County-Owned Roads Maintained by Allegheny County
- Thoms Run Road, from Federal Hill to the intersection of Dutch Hill Road
Township Roads Owned and Maintained by South Fayette Township Public Works
- All township-owned streets, alleys, and roadways
If there is any question as to who maintains your street, please contact the Public Works Department.
More than four miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's $800 million Southern Beltway is under construction in South Fayette Township.
Once the entire 13-mile project is complete in 2021, the highway will link with the existing 6-mile Findlay Connector to provide a direct link between Interstate 79 and Pittsburgh International Airport.
The South Fayette portion of the project includes an interchange that will allow drivers to reach the Southern Beltway from Route 50 and connect to I-79 without paying a toll.