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Borough of Edgeworth, PA
Allegheny County
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A. 
The following maximum speed limits for all streets, roads, highways and alleys within the Borough and subject to its regulation under the Vehicle Code[1] are established:
(1) 
On all streets, roads and alley within the Borough (other than State Route 65, Ohio River Boulevard, Little Sewickley Creek Road and Way Hollow Road), 25 miles per hour, except on those portions of such streets, roads and alleys where a lesser speed limit is applicable under the law.
(2) 
In all properly designated school zones, 15 miles per hour.
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa. C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
B. 
No person shall drive a vehicle at a greater rate of speed than the applicable maximum. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35 and costs. Any person exceeding a maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 per mile for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
No motor vehicle may pass another moving motor vehicle traveling in the same direction on Beaver Road, for its entire extent throughout the Borough. Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
The following highways are established as through highways, and stop signs shall be erected at every intersection with any through highway, facing traffic approaching the through highway on all intersecting streets. Every driver of a vehicle approaching a through highway on any intersecting street shall stop the vehicle as required by § 3323(b) of the Vehicle Code and shall not proceed into or across the through highway until he/she has followed the requirements of that section of the laws:
Name of Street
Location
Beaver Road
Entire extent
State Route 65, Ohio River Boulevard
Entire extent
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
The following intersections are established as stop intersections, and official stop signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street upon the first-named street in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall stop the vehicle as required by § 3323(b) of the Vehicle Code and shall not proceed into or across the second-named street until he/she has followed the applicable requirements of the law:
First-Named Street
Second-Named Street
Direction of Travel
Academy Avenue
Creek Drive
West
Beaver Road
Chestnut Road
North and south
Beaver Road
Church Lane
North and south
Beaver Road
[Added 12-15-2009 by Ord. No. 519]
Meadow Lane
South
Beaver Road
[Added 2-18-2003 by Ord. No. 123]
Village Drive
North
Challis Lane
Chestnut Road
South
Chestnut Road
Meadow Lane
East and west
Chestnut Road
Pine Road
East and west
Chestnut Road
Woodland Road
East and west
Church Lane[1]
[Repealed 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Church Lane
Maple Lane
East and west
Creek Drive
Academy Avenue
South
Creek Drive
Woodland Road
East
East Drive
Academy Avenue
South
East Drive
Creek Drive
North, south, east and west
East Drive
Woodland Road
East
Edgeworth Lane
Maple Lane
East and west
Edgeworth Lane
[Added 8-20-1996 by Ord. No. 458]
Meadow Lane
East and west
Elm Lane
Hazel Lane
South
Elm Lane
Orchard Lane
North
Hazel Lane
[Added 2-18-2003 by Ord. No. 123]
Elm Lane
East and west
Hazel Lane
Pine Road
East and west
Highland Lane
Chestnut Road
South
Irwin Drive[2]
[Repealed 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Irwin Drive
[Amended 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Chestnut Road
East
Irwin Drive
Woodland Road
East and west
Leet Road
Church Lane
North
Leet Road
Neville Road
South
Maple Lane
Chestnut Road
South
Maple Lane
Church Lane
North and south
Maple Lane
Edgeworth Lane
North and south
Meadow Lane
Chestnut Road
North and south
Meadow Lane
Edgeworth Lane
North and south
Meadow Lane
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Neville Road
North
Meadow Lane
Quaker Road
North and south
Mudge Lane
Woodland Road
West
Neville Road
Maple Lane
West
Neville Road
Oliver Road
East
New England Place Maple Lane
East
Nicholas Place
Edgeworth Lane
North
Oliver Road
Church Lane
North
Oliver Road
Edgeworth Lane
South
Oliver Road
[Repealed 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Orchard Lane
Elm Lane
East and west
Orchard Lane
Meadow Lane
East
Orchard Lane
Pine Road
East and west
Patterson Road
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Leet Road
West
Patterson Road
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Oliver Road
East
Pine Road
Chestnut Road
North and south
Pine Road
Edgeworth Lane
North
Pine Road
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Hazel Lane
South
Pine Road
Orchard Lane
North and south
Pine Road
Quaker Road
North and south
Poia Road
Woodland Road
West
Quaker Road
Meadow Lane
East and west
Quaker Road
Pine Road
East and west
Shields Lane[3]
[Repealed 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Shields Lane
Maple Lane
West
Sycamore Road
Chestnut Road
South
Way Hollow Road
Woodland Road
West
West Drive
Creek Drive
West
West Drive
Woodland Road
East
Woodland Road
Academy Avenue
South
Woodland Road
Chestnut Road
North and south
Woodland Road
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Creek Drive/Way Hollow Road Intersection
North and south
Woodland Road
[Added 8-20-1996 by Ord. No. 458]
Woodland Road Extension
North
Woodland Road Extension
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
Little Sewickley Creek Road
North
[1]
Editor's Note: See § 123-9.
[2]
Editor's Note: See § 123-9.
[3]
Editor's Note: See § 123-9.
B. 
Any person who violates any provisions of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
All roads, highways, streets and alleys in the Borough of Edgeworth (other than State Route 65, Ohio River Boulevard, Little Sewickley Creek Road and Way Hollow Road) are set aside for the use of passenger vehicles only (including private passenger vehicles, buses and taxicabs), and no person shall drive any vehicle other than a passenger vehicle, as described above, on any road, highway, street or alley in the Borough (other than State Route 65, Ohio River Boulevard, Little Sewickley Creek Road and Way Hollow Road), except that nothing in this section shall prohibit the operation of any motor vehicle, truck and/or trailer, within the maximum weight limits prescribed by law, upon any street or alley in the Borough for the purpose of making local delivery or pickup of goods, wares or merchandise, within the Borough, where delivery or pickup, as the case may be, cannot be made solely by use of State Route 65, Ohio River Boulevard, Little Sewickley Creek Road and Way Hollow Road.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and costs.
A. 
At the following intersections, official traffic signals listed below shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected), and traffic at those locations shall be directed by those signals:
Intersection
Type of Signal
Academy Avenue and Beaver Road
Traffic control signal
State Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Hazel Lane
Traffic control signal
State Route 65 (Ohio River Boulevard) and Quaker Road
Traffic control signal
B. 
Any driver of a vehicle who disobeys the directions of a traffic signal shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
The following are established as intersections where drivers of vehicles headed in the direction or direction indicated are prohibited from making a right turn on a steady red signal:
Intersection
Vehicle Traveling on
Facing
Academy Avenue and Beaver Road
Academy Avenue and Beaver Road
North, south, east and west
Route 65 and Quaker Road
[Added 4-19-2005 by Ord. No. 501]
Quaker Road
East
Route 65 and Hazel Lane
[Added 5-17-2005 by Ord. No. 502]
Hazel Lane
East
B. 
Any driver of a vehicle who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
The Police Department of the Borough is hereby authorized to monitor, control and enforce established maximum speed limits on roads, highways, streets and alley within the boundaries of the Borough by use of the Excessive Speed Preventor (ESP) or Vascar or by such other electrical speed-timing devices or any other speed-monitoring devices now or as may be hereafter authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and/or by state statute for use by local police authorities. The Council may, in its sole discretion, by resolution, authorize the erection of signs upon the appropriate roads, highways, streets and alleys within the Borough warning motorists that the Excessive Speed Preventor (ESP), Vascar or any other electrical speed-timing device or speed-monitoring device is being utilized thereon to enforce the established maximum speed limit.
A. 
No vehicle traveling in a southerly direction on State Route 65 (the Ohio River Boulevard) may turn left onto the following Borough streets: Orchard Lane, Orchard Place and Hazel Lane. The Borough Manager is authorized and directed to cause the erection of signs along State Route 65 putting motorists on notice of this prohibition against left-hand turns.
B. 
Between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on regularly scheduled school days, no vehicle traveling in a westerly direction along Chestnut Road shall be permitted to make a left turn into the Edgeworth Elementary School; nor shall any vehicle exiting the Edgeworth Elementary School be permitted to turn left onto Chestnut Road.[1]
[Added 2-18-2003 by Ord. No. 123]
[1]
Editor's Note: This subsection was added as Subsection B, and consequently, former Subsection B was redesignated as Subsection C.
C. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
D. 
No vehicle traveling in a westerly direction along Hazel Lane shall be permitted to make a left turn into Sewickley Academy at the driveway approximately 230 feet from the intersection of Hazel Lane and Ohio River Boulevard.
[Added 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 524]
[Added 8-20-1996 by Ord. No. 458]
A. 
Fifteen-mile-per-hour school speed zones, based on an engineering study conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, are hereby established on the roads and in the locations as follows:
Name of Street
Location
Academy Avenue
[Added 9-19-2000 by Ord. No. 480]
Beginning at the intersection of Academy Avenue with Beaver Road and extending westerly along the entire property of Sewickley Academy, as more particularly shown on a plan of school zone on file at the Borough offices, which is incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof
Beaver Road
Beginning at a point 243 feet northwest of Chestnut Road, traveling southeast, crossing Chestnut Road, and ending 52 feet northwest of Quaker Road, a distance no greater than 800 feet
Beaver Road
Beginning 30 feet northwest of Quaker Road, then traveling northwest, crossing Chestnut Road, and ending 241 feet past the end property line of the school at Chestnut Road, a distance no greater than 800 feet
Chestnut Road
Beginning 80 feet southwest of the school's property line located along Beaver Road, traveling southwest, crossing Meadow Lane, and ending 170 feet southwest of the school's property line at Meadow Lane, a distance no greater than 800 feet
Chestnut Road
Beginning 110 feet southwest of the school's property line at Meadow Lane, traveling northeast, crossing Meadow Lane, crossing Beaver Road, and ending 40 feet northeast of Beaver Road, a distance no greater than 800 feet
Meadow Lane
Beginning 190 feet northwest of the school's property line at Chestnut Road, traveling southeast, crossing Chestnut Road, crossing Quaker Road, and ending 50 feet southeast of Quaker Road, a distance no greater than 800 feet
Meadow Lane
Beginning directly northwest of Quaker Road, traveling northwest, crossing Chestnut Road, and ending 240 feet northwest of the school property line at Chestnut Road, a distance no greater than 800 feet
B. 
The aforementioned school speed zones of 15 miles per hour shall be effective Monday through Friday, for the following hours: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. while school is in session.
[Added 5-20-1997 by Ord. No. 463]
A. 
On the following streets or parts of streets, by authority granted by 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(a) of the Vehicle Code, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons to drive any vehicle or combination having a gross weight in excess of the maximum prescribed below for that street or part of street, as the case may be, provided that nothing in this section shall prohibit any person from driving any of the following vehicles on the above-referenced street or parts of streets: an emergency vehicle; a truck or other commercial vehicle making local deliveries to or pickups from premises located along that street or part of a street; a school bus; or a public bus operated by a governmental body which, as of the date hereof, makes regularly scheduled passenger stops on the above-referenced streets or parts of streets within the Borough pursuant to established routes.
[Amended 9-19-2006 by Ord. No. 505]
Name of Street
Location
Maximum Gross Weight
(tons)
Academy Avenue
From Woodland Road to Dead End
10
Beaver Road
Between Leetsdale Borough line and Sewickley Borough line (entire length)
10
Chestnut Road
From State Route 65 to Beaver Road
8
Chestnut Road
From Woodland Road to Borough Line
8
Edgeworth Lane
From State Route 65 to Beaver Road
5
Hazel Lane
From State Route 65 to Beaver Road
5
Quaker Road
From State Route 65 to Beaver Road
10
Woodland Road
From Academy Avenue to 90 and Bend
5
(1) 
Additional regulations.
(a) 
Legislative findings. Council has determined that pursuant to an engineering study of Borough roads, and the history and effects of vehicle traffic on Borough streets, that local traffic (local deliveries and pickups) that is conducted by vehicles over the posted weight limits is likely to damage the roads listed herein.
(b) 
Alternatives. In order to protect the roads of the Borough, the local traffic exception (local deliveries and pickups) will not apply when the driving of overweight vehicles can be avoided. Two methods of such avoidance that drivers must utilize are: using a route that is available that does not use a restricted road; and splitting an overweight load into two or more smaller, compliant loads.
(c) 
Notice. Notice is hereby given of the legislative findings in Subsection A(1)(a). In addition, the following will apply:
[1] 
The Zoning Officer and Building Inspection Officer are directed to issue a notice to every person that applies for a zoning or building permit of this finding;
[2] 
The notice will also be given to the relevant property owner, if different from the permit applicant;
[3] 
The police will be given a copy of the notice that is given pursuant to Subsection A(1)(c)[1] and [2] above; and
[4] 
The Borough Manager or the Borough police shall give notice to any vehicle operator in accordance with PennDOT regulations.
(d) 
Permits.
[1] 
If the project associated with any building or zoning permit is likely to involve overweight vehicles, the permittee and any other persons involved with the project must utilize a route to the project that is approved by the Borough Manager or Chief of Police. This requirement is in addition to any other requirements imposed by law.
[2] 
Compliance with this subsection is a condition to the issuance of any building permit or zoning permit. Any notice given in connection with said permit will also include a statement to this effect.
B. 
Penalty. Any person who violates any provision of Subsection A shall be prosecuted under 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4902(a) and (g)(1) of the Vehicle Code, and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $150 plus $150 for each 500 pounds, or part thereof, in excess of 3,000 pounds over the maximum allowable weight, and costs.
C. 
Vehicle weight limits established on all Borough streets and roads.
(1) 
Due to the threat to the public safety and to the deterioration and damage to Borough streets resulting from travel by vehicles weighing in excess of 40,000 pounds, or having wheel weights in excess of 4,500 pounds, no vehicle or combination may be operated on any street maintained by the Borough of Edgeworth if the gross weight of such vehicle or combination and load exceeds 40,000 pounds; or the weight on any wheel exceeds 4,500 pounds, unless its owner or operator or a land developer contracting with its owner or operator has first obtained a permit from the Borough to do so.
(2) 
The Borough may issue a permit as provided for in the preceding subsection upon the following conditions:
(a) 
Application for a permit shall be made to the Borough Manager on a form to be provided by the Borough.
(b) 
In the application, the applicant shall agree to be liable for the cost of repairing damage to the roadways, structures and appurtenances within the lines of any street or road or portion thereof traversed.
(c) 
The permit may be conditioned as provided in 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 4962(a) of the Pennsylvania Vehicle Code.
(d) 
This Subsection C(2)(d) and Subsection C(2)(e) immediately below recognize that frequent overweight trips are more damaging than isolated overweight trips and, therefore, apply to applicants who propose to make frequent overweight trips over Borough streets. "Frequent" shall mean, for purposes of this section, more than two overweight trips on a particular day. A person, firm or corporation shall be deemed to propose frequent trips if the total of proposed overweight trips in one day by his, her or its officers, employees, agents, contractors or subcontractors exceeds two; in other words, no person, firm or corporation shall avoid treatment as a frequent overweight user by having a number of different persons or entities make two or fewer overweight trips per day. To assist in determining the liability and responsibility under Subsection C(2)(b) above of an applicant proposing frequent overweight trips, and prior to the issuance of a permit or use by applicant of overweight vehicles on a Borough street, the applicant or his or her designated representative, together with the Borough Manager or his or her authorized representative, shall inspect the street or road or portion thereof to determine the condition of the base, surface, berms, signs, drainage facilities and other appurtenances and structures. Said conditions shall be noted on a form to be provided by the Borough. The applicant, together with the Borough representative, shall sign and date said form. One copy shall be given to the applicant. In addition, the applicant, at his expense, shall have the option of taking still or moving pictures of the street or road prior to the applicant's use of overweight vehicles on it, provided that such pictures are taken in the presence of the Borough Manager or representative and a copy of each picture or film is placed in the custody of the Borough. The applicant shall not be responsible for any needed repairs noted during the inspection and noted on the form.
(e) 
An applicant who proposes to make frequent overweight trips over Borough streets shall file a bond with the Borough, in a form and with corporate surety acceptable to the Borough, conditioned on the repair of damage to the street or road which appears within two years after the use by the applicant of said street or road or portions thereof. The amount of the bond shall be in an amount to be determined by the Borough Manager.
(3) 
Any person, firm or corporation violating any provision of this section dealing with the wheel weight shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $100 for each 200 pounds, or part thereof, by which the weight of any wheel exceeds 4,700 pounds, plus costs of prosecution, or in default of payment of such fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than one day for each $10 of the unpaid balance of the fine and costs.
(4) 
In the event of concurrent violations of gross weight and wheel weight provisions, the only fine imposed shall be for violation of that provision which provides the greatest fine.
(5) 
Upon imposition of any fine and costs of prosecution imposed pursuant hereto, the provisions of 75 Pa.C.S.A. §§ 6309 and 6310 of the Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Code shall apply.
[Added 10-20-1998 by Ord. No. 473]
A. 
The following intersections are hereby established as yield-right-of-way intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected (or are hereby ratified if heretofore erected) along the first-named street, in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street, in the direction or directions hereby indicated. Every driver of a vehicle approaching any such intersection upon the first-named street, in the direction or directions hereby indicated, shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection approaching on the second-named street so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time that the operator of such vehicle is moving across or within such intersection:
Yield Street
Through Street
Direction of Travel
Woodland Road
Creek Drive
West
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle who shall fail to yield the right-of-way, as hereinabove required shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution.
[Added 9-19-2000 by Ord. No. 480]
A pedestrian crossing is hereby established on Beaver Road at Nichols Field, with the center line thereof being 165 feet north of the intersection of Beaver Road and Shields Lane.
[Added 4-19-2005 by Ord. No. 501]
A. 
No gasoline-powered or diesel-powered motor vehicle shall be operated on Route 65 within the municipal limits of the Borough utilizing, in said operation, an engine brake, without exhaust mufflers, or with defective or modified exhaust mufflers permitting excessive noise to be created by said motor vehicle. This prohibition includes brakes that are activated or operated by the compression of the engine of the motor vehicle or any unit or part thereof (commonly referred to as Jake brakes, Jacob's brakes, engine brakes, or compression brakes).
B. 
This section shall not apply to emergency driving situations requiring the utilization of an engine brake to protect the safety and property of the residents of the Borough, other motor vehicle operators, pedestrians, and the operator and passengers of the motor vehicle involved in said emergency situation.
C. 
Any person, firm, corporation or organization violating any of the provisions of this section shall, upon summary conviction before a District Magistrate having jurisdiction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs of prosecution.
[Added 12-15-2009 by Ord. No. 519]
A. 
The following intersections are hereby established as right-turn-only intersections, and official signs shall be erected (or are hereby ratified if heretofore erected) along the first named street, in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second named street, in the direction or directions hereby indicated.
Vehicle Traveling On
Must Turn Right On
Direction of Travel
Hazel Lane
Beaver Road
East
B. 
Any operator of a vehicle who shall fail to turn right, as hereinabove required, shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution.
[Added 7-19-2011 by Ord. No. 524]
A. 
No vehicle traveling out of Sewickley Academy at the driveway approximately 230 feet from the intersection of Hazel Lane and Ohio River Boulevard shall be permitted to make a right turn onto Hazel Lane.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.