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Residents asked to identify congested roads, recommend remedies

Residents of Butler County and throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania are being asked to identify congested traffic corridors and suggest remedies.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, which conducts transportation planning for the 10-county region, is running a congestion management survey through its Facebook page.

The county survey asks residents to select one of 13 corridors for providing feedback. the corridors are Route 19 in Cranberry Township, Route 68/Route 356 in Butler Township, Route 288/Route 68 from the county line to the Zelienople area, Route 2004/Route 3020/ Route 228 from the turnpike to Mars, Route 19 in Zelienople, Route 8 in southern Butler County, Route 8 between Litman and Mercer roads in Butler City, Route 356 from Weitzel Road in Winfield Township to Main Street in Butler, Route 528/Route 68 in Evans City, Freedom Crider Road in Cranberry Township, Route 28 from the turnpike in Allegheny County to Route 356 in Buffalo Township, Route 356 from Route 228 to Route 28 in Buffalo Township and Rochester Road from Route 19 to the county line in Cranberry Township.

The next question asks respondents to select modal options to reduce congestion. The options are public transit, ride sharing, park and ride facilities, high occupancy toll lanes and high occupancy vehicle lanes, pedestrian facilities and information, bicycle facilities and information, and transit capital improvements.

The third question asks people to rate operation improvement strategies including traffic signal improvements, intersection improvements, bottleneck elimination, one-way streets and other options.

The fourth question asks for ratings of lane additions and single-occupancy vehicle lanes to improve road capacity.

The last question asks for ratings of demand management strategies including employer based programs, parking management, education and public relations, growth management and transit development.