New Bedner Neighborhood Prompts Traffic Concerns
Bridgeville officials and residents are concerned about traffic from the Upper St. Clair housing plan.
Bridgeville residents and municipal officials are concerned about how a new neighborhood planned for Upper St. Clair will affect traffic.
The 134-lot residential development on the Bedner's Farm estate will include all single-family homes and was presented to the Upper St. Clair planning commission last month.
Original plans included entry points from Bower Hill Road to Main Street in Bridgeville, along with two entrances already planned for Cook School Road. That has Bridgeville officials concerned and pushing the developer to make changes.
Borough Manager Lori Collins said during council's meeting Monday night that the Main Street connection has since been taken off the table, but there still might be problems on Cook School Road.
Resident Pasquale DeBlasio said he hoped the borough can use this new development to work with Upper St. Clair to improve the traffic patterns. He said the amount of traffic on Ridge Road and coming down McLaughlin Road causes traffic headaches.
“If we can use this opportunity to fix this problem, it would be time well spent,” DeBlasio said. “Upper St. Clair gets the taxes, we get the traffic.”
Another option for the developer, which apparently would be much more costly, would be to build a road that led directly to Bower Hill Road near the Bedner’s Farm market.
This article originally appeared on Chartiers Valley Patch.