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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Thomas Albanese- Road Committee Chairman
Patrick Gossard, Road Foreman
Mark McCartney, Road Group Member

The Township no longer maintains a phone at the Township Garage. For all Road Department calls contact the Township Office at 724-846-5337.



SNOW REMOVAL TIPS

Roadside Vehicle Parking- If a storm/inclement weather is anticipated, remove vehicles from the roadside shoulders. This allows plows to clear the area the first time through, making return trips unnecessary. Vehicles parked in a 'No Street Parking' area will be referred to the New Brighton Police Department.

Driveway to Roadway- Do not shovel snow into the road or have your driveway plowed into the road. This can cause a serious traffic hazard. If possible, it is best to place snow on the side of your driveway opposite the direction the plow is traveling. By implementing this technique, the plow will push snow away from your driveway rather than back into it.  If possible, wait until the road has been plowed before cleaning out the end of your driveway. There is no practical way to plow the road without depositing snow into your driveway. Township snow removal crews do not clear private driveways or driveway entrances of accumulated snow.

Protect Driveways- Prior to snow removal season apply a driveway protectant. This will help eliminate the possibility of damage from snow removal materials.
Daugherty Township is not responsible for damage to private driveways, etc. due to snow removal materials.

Snow Removal Trucks W/Plows Raised- A truck with a raised plow does not always mean the driver has completed your area. They may be:

  • Returning for fuel or vehicle service.
  • Returning to the Township Garage for additional treatment material.
  • Responding to a call to assist Emergency Services, i.e.:
    • Police Department
    • Fire Department
    • Volunteer Ambulance
    • School District Transportation Department

Why Hasn’t My Road Been Plowed- Township employees will clear & treat those roads maintained by the Township in the most timely manner possible. The Township may not maintain all roads in the area. Some roads may be maintained by the state, some by the county and some roads may be private (as in developments where roads have not yet been dedicated).

Mailboxes & Mailbox Posts- Help reduce the possibility of a damaged/broken mailbox or mailbox post. Plow operators are urged to take precautions to avoid hitting mailbox posts. Experience has shown that reduced visibility during a storm makes it difficult for a driver to see a post in time to avoid striking it or pushing it over with plowed snow. In the event that your mailbox is hit by a plow, contact the Township Office at 724-846-5337. Any installation within the right of way - including a mailbox/post - is placed there at the owner's risk. Therefore, owners are encouraged to install mailboxes at the maximum usable distance from the edge of the roadway. Posts should also be checked for deterioration to reduce the possibility that the weight of the plowed snow may simply break or push the post over. The Township shall not repair or replace mailboxes or posts damaged by the force or placement of plowed snow.

For more guidance regarding snow removal in Daugherty Township, please refer to Ordinance 130, Winter Maintenance.


 

ROAD KILL

Deer or Bear- Dead deer or bear only, found on Daugherty Township roadways, or found on Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PADOT) roadways within the Township, should be reported directly to the Pennsylvania Game Commission at (724) 238-9523 or visit their web site at http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/

Deceased Dogs- If you find a deceased dog along a State or Township roadways within Daugherty Township, please report directly to the New Brighton Area Police Department by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling non-emergency (724) 846-2270.

All Other Domestic And Non-Domestic Animals - (Excluding Deer, Bear, & Dogs)- If you find a deceased animal along Township roadways within Daugherty Township please report directly to the Daugherty Township Office at 724-846-5337.

SIGNS

Daugherty Township maintains signs along the township roads and certain signs on the state roads. While every effort is made to keep all or our signs upright and in a good condition, if you notice one damaged or missing, please contact the Township Office at (724) 846-5337.

 
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