Public Works

The West Deer Township Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the Township infrastructure, such as: Roads, Stormwater System, Parks, and Buildings. The department is currently manned by Public Works Foreman Fred "Fritz" Reekie, laborers/drivers/equipment operators; Dave Crawford, Corey Lasher, Dan Loughlin, Cody McClintock, Brennan McGowan, Mike Ulewicz, and Andy Zeis. They are an extremely experienced group of  employees who strive to take care of the residents of West Deer.

The Township has 105 miles of roadways within its borders, and the Department maintains eight trucks and an assortment of heavy equipment to perform its duties. All of this equipment is stored at the Public Works garage located behind both the municipal building and the middle school football fields.

The Township, at 28.874 square miles, is the third largest municipality in Allegheny County.
The 105 miles of roads in West Deer Township broken down as follows:
Township:         60.3 road miles
State:                 38.37 road miles
County:              6.33 road miles

Winter Maintenance

When the snow starts to fall, the Public Works Department activates its Snow and Ice Removal Plan. Exactly what happens under the plan depends on the amount of precipitation that has fallen, what’s predicted to fall, the temperature, the expected duration of the storm, and moisture content.

Both plowing and salt-spreading operations help control winter road hazards, with Township crews spreading more salt at intersections and around curves. The effectiveness of salt depends on traffic volume, pavement type (concrete or asphalt), shade patterns, and temperature. Salt is less effective when the temperature dips to 25 degrees (F) and may have no effect at all in very cold temperatures.

Not all roads within the Township are maintained by the Public Works Department. Some are maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and others are maintained by the Allegheny County Department of Public Works. Questions about certain highways should be directed to the agencies responsible.

  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 11 Office, 888.783.6783
    • Armstrong Road
    • Bakerstown-Culmerville Road
    • Bryson Road
    • Campbell Road
    • Cedar Ridge Road
    • Creighton-Russellton Road
    • Deer Creek Road
    • Deer Creek Valley Road
    • East Union Road
    • Gibsonia Road (State Route 910)
    • Little Deer Creek Road
    • Little Deer Creek Valley Road
    • Mahaffey Road
    • Millerstown-Culmerville Road
    • Mountainview Road
    • Oak Road
    • Rich Hill Road
    • Russellton-Airport Road
    • Russellton-Dorseyville Road
    • Saxonburg Boulevard
    • Starr Road
    • State Route 908
  • Allegheny County Department of Public Works, 412.350.4005
    • Deer Lakes Park
Snow Reminders

  • Please do not shovel or plow snow and/or ice onto any Township street or public sidewalk or obstruct any fire hydrants. The Township has an ordinance prohibiting such activity.
  • Please remind children playing in the snow or building snow forts, snowmen, etc., to stay well away from the street.
  • There is no on-street parking permitted in West Deer Township. This is especially important to remember when snow accumulates, and crews are clearing the roadways.
Public Works Contact

  • Fred "Fritz" Reekie, Working Foreman           freekie@westdeertownship.com            724.265.1333