Winter Road Care: Snow and Ice Removal

The Township's Public Works Department is prepared for the winter season. Each fall, materials are ordered, equipment is tested and calibrated; driver's routes are reviewed, and workers receive training in proper winter maintenance techniques. Our goal is to ensure that Township roadways are safe for residents, visitors, and business owners. 

Snow and Ice Removal Plan 

Winter Service Agreements
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Department of Public Works 2017-2018

  • Maintains 130 miles of Township Roads
  • Maintains 320 Cul-de-sacs
  • Our storage shed holds 6,500 tons of material. 
  • Current costs per ton of rock salt are $69.24 from SHACOG and $55.94 from COSTARS both being joint purchasing programs.
  • Township uses an average of 4,600 tons of per year.
  • 23 drivers are available for maintenance.
  • 20 medium and heavy duty trucks w/ plows are available for maintenance.
  • Anti-skid & liquid de-icers (salt brine & magnesium chloride) are used as pre-wetting agents.
  • The Township's salt brine-making unit is capable of making 5,000 gallons per hour.
  • Throughout the Township, there are 32.08 miles of privately maintained roads, 24.76 miles maintained by PennDOT and 21.84 miles of interstate roadway & ramps.

Mistakes happen... Mailboxes and Snow Removal

Each year the Township schedules a preliminary run of Snow Routes to identify obstacles and areas of concern for truck operators. This allows our truck operators to identify mailboxes that stand in the way of the snow plow. Postcards are mailed annually to residents to alert them to the potential problem.

Cranberry Township repairs or replaces only a mailbox and/or post that is actually struck by the plow blade; according to adopted Snow & Ice Control Plan Section I.B.7. Usually a paint mark or truck tire tracks supply evidence of a mailbox strike.

Cranberry Township does not repair or replace mailboxes and/or posts that fall from the force of plowed snow.

Mailboxes and supporting posts must be installed to withstand the rigors of snow removal, including the force of snow pushed from the street onto the roadside.

Contact Customer Service at 724-776-4806 Option 5 to report a plow damaged mailbox. A Public Works representative will investigate.

Roadways which Are Not Maintained by Cranberry Township

* State Maintained Roads

Callery Road
Franklin Road
Freedom Road
Glen Eden Road
Interstate 79
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Rochester Road
Route 19
Route 228
Rowan Road
Plains Church Road

* Contact

PennDOT District 10
Maintenance Office

Privately Maintained Residential Roads

Ashford Manor
Berkley Manor
Black Bear Drive
Brixton Lane
Camberwell Lane
Camden Lane
Central Drive (beyond Ten Pointe Lane)
Chatham Commons
Clerkenwell Lane
Coltsfoot Lane
Courage Lane
Cranberry Pointe Lane
Cranberry Village Mobile Home Park
David Hill Drive
Dorsch Drive
East Commons Drive
Feltham Lane
FlaFinchley Circle
Florida Blvd.
Forest Park Mobile Home Park
Friendship Lane
Gander Lane
Gulch Lane
Hackney Lane
Harvest Drive

Hillcrest Terrace
Holiday Drive
Landis Avenue
Laporte Court
Laurelwood Apartment Complex
Linehan Place
Little Pine Lane
Manor Road
Meridian Lane
Mews Lane
Norberry Court
Norman Drive
Oak Springs Mobile Home Park
Paddington Lane
Peckham Lane
Pioneer Drive
Romford Lane
Sutton Lane
Thistle Lane
Thornapple Lane
Trafalgar Square
Twickerham Lane
Walnut Lane
Westminster Lane
Wigand Drive