Winter Road Care: Snow and Ice Removal

web StateStreetOwnership Nov 2019 Opens in new windowContact: PennDOT District 10, Ph: 724-284-8800
with concerns related to roads maintained by PennDOT

Review the map of state-owned roadways, maintained by PennDOT

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.

Privately Maintained Roadways

Residential roadways  
Ashford Manor
Berkley Manor
Black Bear Drive
Brixton Lane
Camberwell Lane
Camden Lane
Central Dr., beyond Ten Pointe Ln.
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
Finchley 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

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.  

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 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.