In August, we explained why traffic in Bridgeville is the worst, and we looked at one possible solution that would radically revamp Route 50 and Washington Avenue near the South Fayette border.
Among other changes, the plan for the south end of town would add a slew of new right- and left-turn only lanes and widen the bridge that connects Bridgeville and South Fayette.
Now we have a proposal, developed by Bridgeville’s engineering firm, Gateway Engineers, for the north end of town.
In this design, he daily bottleneck between Chartiers Valley Shopping Center and Prestley Road would be addressed by widening Washington Avenue to two lanes in each direction.
Traffic coming from Prestley Road onto Washington Avenue would get one lane dedicated to right turns and another for left turns.
This is what that stretch of road looks like now (click for larger photo):
And this is what the rea would look like built out according to the Task Force proposal:
Here’s a larger, downloadable PDF version of the new, north end drawings.
And here is the proposal for the south end of Washington Avenue.
The Route 50 Task Force is an ad hoc organization that includes officials from Bridgeville, South Fayette, Upper St. Clair, and Collier, as well as commercial developers, and state and county officials.
The Task Force’s list of recommendations, including those in the above drawings, is ever-evolving.