When the Upper St. Clair Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission met last week to discuss the upcoming 2015 comprehensive plan, they looked back at the progress report for the 2005 plan.
The following locations were indicated as key intersections that needed improvement:
- Washington Road/Boyce Road
- McLaughlin Run Road/McMillan Road/Lesnett Road
- Washington Road/Fort Couch Road
- Washington Road/Orr Road
- McMurray Road at Bethel Church Road/Drake Road
- Boyce Road/Millwood Drive/Morton Road
- Old Washington Road/Circle Drive
- Boyce Road/Hidden Valley Drive
Some improvements have been made at the Washington Road/Boyce Road intersection. Through township efforts with PennDOT, the right turn lane from Route 19 northbound onto Boyce Road Extension was constructed. In addition, there have been LED signalization upgrades, emergency vehicle preemption and connections for emergency generator back-up.
Requests have been submitted to PennDOT and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission for funding at the McLaughlin Run Road/McMillan Road/Lesnett Road intersection.
The Washington Road/Fort Couch Road intersection will be reevaluated when development plans for the former Consol Energy Headquarters site are submitted to the township, according to Director of Community Development Scott Brilhart. The 2005 comprehensive plan recommended widening Fort Couch Road for a turning lane.
Improvements for the other intersections have not yet been made and will likely carry over to the 2015 comprehensive plan, which serves as a guide for township officials.
Do you think these intersections need improvements? What other intersections or roads would you like to see improved? Tell us in the comments.