Road Work and Snow Removal

DSCN0570 The Road Department can be reached to report any dangerous situation with the roads at 724-348-4250 x3

Union Township is only responsible for Township Roads.  A Union Township road map can be accessed at the following link.  Township roads on this map are identified with a number beginning with  “T”.  If a “T” does not precede the number, the road is not a Township road, but a State Route handled by Penn Dot, or it may be a private road maintained by those who reside there.   union-twp-map-62228

State Road Help

If you need to report an issue with a State Road, call Penn Dot at 1-800-FIX-ROAD.  Union Township is in District 12-4.  You will want to identify the road by its State Route Number which can be found on the map above.  Following is a link to the PennDot Customer Care Center where you can report a concern on state-owned road conditions, construction projects, signs or signals, speed limits or damage to personal property:  http://www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/web.nsf/contactUsCCC?OpenForm

PennDot has sent communications to the Township that motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.  511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

Snow Removal

During a snow event, the crew will listen to messages, but cannot return calls.  Please make sure you are calling about a Township road and not a State road.   Every Township road gets treated during slippery conditions. The designated routes have been in place for many years and are designed to best utilize each truck’s specific hauling capacity and proximity to the salt storage shed when the trucks are empty. Special consideration is given to heavily traveled roads, roads that are on school bus routes, and roads that have steep sections. Special consideration is not given to any particular resident. Each route when salting takes approximately three hours to complete and, when plowing, approximately four hours to complete. Each driver completes his designated route a minimum of two times during a snow event.

Please do not block the roads as the plows need to get through.  If in doubt, please check the Township’s Parking Ordinance.  Parking Ordinance – Snow Event

Roadkill on State Roads

For dead animals on State Roads call, 724-223-4480
For more information see the Animal Control section.

Road Construction Standards

The constructions standards for roads are included in the Construction Standards packet which is available under the heading for the road-related permits on the Applications and Permits page of the website.  The construction standards packet is aslo available in the Land Development section of this website.