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Route 48 Scenery Drive
PennDOT District 11 is advising motorists that line painting operations on Route 48 (Scenery Drive) in Elizabeth Township, Allegheny County, will occur Monday through Wednesday, January 13-15 weather permitting.
Single-lane alternating traffic will occur on Route 48 (Scenery Drive) at the intersection of Round Hill Road from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day while PennDOT crews perform eradication and painting work. Flaggers will assist motorists through the work zone.
PennDOT advises motorists to exercise caution and patience and suggests allowing at least 250 feet (13 car lengths) behind line painting equipment to avoid damage. Motorists should avoid passing the paint vehicles unless directed by a paint crew member or flag person to do so. Passing too quickly can cause damage to fresh paint lines and may result in paint on the motorist’s vehicle. Line painting vehicles normally pull over every two and one-half miles or when safety permits.
Recent technological advancements on the mix of formulas have produced fast dry paints that are dry to the touch within 2 to 3 minutes. It is crucial to stay off these lines during the curing period.
Motorists who accidentally get paint on their vehicles should immediately wash the paint off with a high-pressure water stream and detergent. Dried paint can be removed with de-natured alcohol and a soft cloth. Generally, PennDOT is not responsible for paint on vehicles.
Roadway line painting is an important part of PennDOT’s highway safety initiatives. Paint lines provide direction, delineation, and guidance to motorists.
Glass beads applied on top of wet paint during the painting process provide retro reflectivity. These small, spherical beads reflect light during dark hours and periods of low visibility. As the glass beads become worn or wet, the reflectivity becomes greatly diminished resulting in reduced visibility during dark and wet hours.
Lines need repainting each year because of normal wear, tear, and weather. Winter maintenance activities such as plowing, spreading anti-skid materials, and studded tires are very abrasive to paint lines and can cause fading. Normal weathering caused by snow, rain, and ice also contribute to line reflectivity reduction.
State roads with the highest traffic volumes and safety needs are painted first. These include interstates and the National Highway System followed by secondary roadways.
PennDOT establishes painting schedules to minimize delays to motorist. On days before holidays and on Fridays, crews will focus on secondary routes to minimize inconvenience for motorists.
Motorists should use caution and be aware of changing traffic patterns when driving through the area.
Visit 511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions on major roadways before traveling.
Round Hill Road and Route 48
Earlier this year Elizabeth Township requested a safety study be performed of the entire corridor of Round Hill Road and Route 48. We just received notice that this intersection meets the criteria to warrant a multi-way stop. Within the next few weeks you will begin to see the County and State making the changes/improvements to this intersection. We are asking our residents to share this information so we can make as many travelers aware as possible that this intersection will become a 4 way stop within the near future.
Jacktown Road will be closed at the intersection of Jacktown and
Mill Hill Road Until Further Notice.
Further information for landslide repair on Scenery Drive:
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Zoning Hearing Board Meeting
The Zoning Hearing Board scheduled for Wednesday January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm has been cancelled
Department of Public Works Inspection Mechanic
Elizabeth Township is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Public Works Inspection Mechanic. The successful candidate will have a high school diploma, experience in auto, truck, diesel, and heavy equipment maintenance and repair, welding skills, computer skills, a valid PA Class A commercial driver’s license and valid PA Class 7 Safety Inspection License. Job duties include, but are not limited to; performing maintenance and repair work on all Township owned vehicles and equipment and general laborer duties. Competitive Salary.
Elizabeth Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All interested parties shall submit resumes by the end of business day on Friday, January 17, 2020 to the attention of Joelle Whiteman, Office Manager located at Elizabeth Township Municipal Building, 522 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037.
Elizabeth Township is soliciting letters of interest from eligible citizens wishing to serve as a regular member on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission is a five-member commission, appointed by the Board of Commissioners, responsible for short and long term planning within the Township. They review subdivision plans and rezoning requests, and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners. They are also responsible for the overall aesthetic and visual atmosphere within the Township.
Interested parties should submit a letter of interest to Office Manager, Joelle Whiteman at the Administrative Offices located at 522 Rock Run Road, Elizabeth, PA 15037 no later than the close of business day on January 24, 2020 for consideration.
Any question please call our Offices at 412-751-2880.
Elizabeth Township, located at 522 Rock Run Road has an immediate need to hire (1) Part-time daily crossing guard to assist students at street crossings near schools.
Must be available to work mornings before school hours and afternoons at student dismissal (approximately 2-3 hours per school day). Candidates should be high school graduates, be able to obtain required clearances, possess the ability to remain calm and professional with students, parents, law enforcement officials and the public, and use verbal communication skills/make sound decisions with student safety in mind.
A copy of the job description and essential job functions is available from the township upon request. The hiring policy is available for inspection and review at the administrative offices during normal business hours. Elizabeth Township is an equal opportunity employer and interested candidates should obtain an application from the Municipal Building during normal business hours.
Completed applications can be mailed or submitted in person to Joelle Whiteman, Office Manager.
Garbage and Recycling
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Real Estate Appeals
Real Estate Assessment Appeals to be heard in Forward Township –
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We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Elizabeth Township Business Directory!
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The Township of Elizabeth Welcomes You
Elizabeth Township lies between the shores of the Youghiogheny and Monongahela Rivers with a population of roughly thirteen thousand people, encompassing nearly twenty-three square miles in the southeastern section of Allegheny County. Elizabeth Township was formed from a part of Rostraver Township and was originally part of three counties: Bedford, Westmoreland, and Allegheny. This area was included in the large tract of land that was granted to the Penn family by King Charles II in 1681.
In 1788, Allegheny County was formed and Elizabeth Township, named in honor of Elizabeth Bayard, wife to the founder of Elizabeth Village, was incorporated as one of its original seven townships. Some villages located in Elizabeth Township are Boston, Greenock, Buena Vista, Industry, Blythedale, Blaine Hill, Mt. Vernon, Victory, and Central.
Elizabeth Township is home to the Great Allegheny Passage Trail. A trail for all seasons that follows the scenic Youghiogheny River along the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie (P&LE) Railroad. The trail’s gentle grade, smooth surface, isolation from motorized traffic, and inherently scenic landscape offers visitors of all ages and levels of physical ability magnificent settings where they can safely walk, jog, cross country ski, or bicycle. The main access areas of Boston Park, Buena Vista, and Blythedale provide parking, benches, toilets, drinking water, bike racks, visitor information, picnic pavilions and security lighting. River access and historic interpretation signs are provided at key points along the trail. For more information and maps, please visit: www.gaptrail.org