Winter Road Care: Snow and Ice Removal
PennDOT maintained roads include:
Rt. 19, PA Turnpike, I-79, Rochester Rd., Rt. 228, Glen Eden Rd., Freedom Rd., Franklin Rd., Callery Rd., and Plains Church Rd.
Hey, PennDOT, where's my plow?
PennDOT’s plow trucks are equipped with Automated Vehicle Location (AVL) systems, which use in-truck technology to log and share data in real-time for that truck.
The routes of these interstate and expressway trucks can be viewed in real-time at www.511PA.com
At the top of the 511 PA page, select a region; and on the left, check "PennDOT Plow Trucks" https://www.511pa.com
The AVL unit in each truck sends a cellular signal through the system showing where a truck is located and whether or how much material is being spread from the truck.
PennDOT uses AVL to:
- Monitor vehicle movement and plow-route coverage;
- Monitor the system during winter storms or emergencies and, if needed, see the closest truck to an area that needs additional service and direct trucks to that location;
- Review data on effectiveness in returning traffic to pre-storm conditions;
- Review usage of materials such as salt and anti-skid through the various stages of a weather event; and
- Interface with other department technology to combine real-time weather and road conditions with corresponding material-usage rates.
Black Bear Drive
Central Dr., beyond Ten Pointe Ln.
Cranberry Pointe Lane
Cranberry Village Mobile Home Park
David Hill Drive
East Commons Drive
Forest Park Mobile Home Park
Laurelwood Apartment Complex
Little Pine Lane
Oak Springs Mobile Home Park
Cranberry Township Public Works Department
We are 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 and Winter Service Agreements
- * Maintains 130 miles of Township Roads in 2017-18.
- 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 with plows are available for maintenance.
- Anti-skid & liquid de-icers (salt brine and 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 (see above); 24.76 miles maintained by PennDOT (see above); and 21.84 miles of interstate roadway and ramps.
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 and 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.