City of Washington, PA
Washington County
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Table of Contents
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[Amended 8-15-1996 by Ord. No. 1525; 1-30-1997 by Ord. No. 1540]
A. 
Maximum speed limits are established on portions of specified streets, as follows, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any part of a street where a maximum speed limit applies at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that part of the street:
Street
Between
Maximum Speed Limit
(mph)
Dewey Avenue
Park Avenue and City Line
25
Dunn Avenue
Maiden, East Wheeling and park entrance
25
East Maiden Street
East City boundary to Hanna Street
35
Jefferson Avenue
Henderson Avenue and the City Line
25
Lincoln Street
East Maiden Street to Highland Avenue
25
Main Street
Spruce Street and Cherry Avenue
25
North Franklin
Hall Avenue and Hallam Avenue
25
Tyler Street
Entire length
25
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the 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.
A. 
Maximum speed limits are established, as follows, on certain bridges and elevated structures, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any such bridge or elevated structure at a higher speed than the maximum prescribed for that bridge or elevated structure:
Bridge or Elevated Structure
Location
Maximum Speed Limit
(Reserved)
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the 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.
A. 
The following are declared to be hazardous grades, and upon any such hazardous grade, no person shall drive a vehicle having a gross weight in excess of that referred to for that grade in the direction stated for that grade at a speed in excess of that established in this section for that grade, and if so stated for a particular grade, the driver of every such vehicle shall stop the vehicle before proceeding downhill:
Street
Between
Direction of Travel
Maximum Gross Weight
Maximum Speed Limit
Required to Stop Before Proceeding Downhill
(Reserved)
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the maximum speed limit by more than five miles per hour shall pay an additional fine of $2 for each mile in excess of five miles per hour over the maximum speed limit.
A. 
A speed limit of 15 miles per hour is established on all streets and roadways in the public parks maintained and operated by the Borough.
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $35. Any person exceeding the 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.
A. 
At the following locations, traffic signals as indicated below shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected), and traffic at those locations shall be directed by those signals:
Location
Type of Signal
Chestnut and Hayes Streets
Treadle type
East Beau and College Streets
East Beau and Lincoln Streets
East Chestnut and College Streets
East Hallam Avenue and Locust Avenue
Treadle type
East Maiden and College Streets
East Maiden Street and Wade Avenue
Treadle type
East Wheeling and College Streets
Franklin and West Beau Streets
Hall and Jefferson Avenues
Henderson and Allison Avenues
Flasher type
Henderson and Jefferson Avenues
Highland, Locust, Lincoln and College Streets
Main and Beau Streets
North Franklin and West Chestnut Streets
North Main and Chestnut Streets
North Main and Hallam Streets
North Main and Walnut Streets
South Franklin and West Wheeling Streets
South Main and Maiden Streets
South Main and Wheeling Streets
Third Street and Jefferson Avenue
West Chestnut and Jefferson Streets
West Chestnut Street and McCarrell Avenue
Treadle type
Wylie and Jefferson Avenues
B. 
Any driver of a vehicle who disobeys the directions of any 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 directions indicated are prohibited from making a right turn (or a left turn from a one-way street into another one-way street) on a steady red signal:
Intersection
Vehicles Traveling on
Facing
(Reserved)
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.
[Amended 10-23-1986 by Ord. No. 1363; 10-10-1996 by Ord. No. 1528; 12-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1533; 10-12-2000 by Ord. No. 1651]
A. 
The following are established as one-way streets, and it shall be unlawful for any person to drive a vehicle on any one-way street other than in the direction established for traffic on that street:
Street
From
To
Direction of Travel
Allison Avenue
Tyler Avenue
Hall Avenue
Southbound
Avenue A
Hall Avenue
Second Street
Northbound
Avenue A
Hallam Avenue
End of Avenue A
Northbound
Cherry Avenue
Brownson Avenue
South Main Street
Westbound
Cherry Avenue
Shaffer Avenue
Main Street
Eastbound
Church Street
Hall Avenue
North Franklin Street
Eastbound
College Street
Highland Avenue
East Maiden Street
Southbound
D Avenue
Clark Street
Montgomery Avenue
Southbound
Extension Avenue
Grove Avenue
Weaver Avenue
Eastbound
Larch Street
Leonard Avenue
Wilson Avenue
Leonard Avenue
Locust Avenue
Larch Street
Westbound
Lincoln Street
East Maiden Street
Highland Avenue
Northbound
Meadow Avenue
Berthel Street
Oakland Avenue
Northbound
Railroad Street
South Main Street
South College Street
Eastbound
Shaffer Avenue
East Maiden Street
East Pine Avenue
Northbound
Summerlea Avenue
Woodland Avenue
Henderson Avenue
Northwesterly
Sumner Avenue
Locust Avenue
Hallam Avenue
Northbound
Victoria Street
West Walnut Street
Hall Avenue
Northbound
West Prospect Avenue
South Main Street
Dewey Avenue
Westbound
West Spruce Street
Ruple Lane
North Franklin Street
East
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 are designated as rotary traffic islands, and every vehicle passing around a rotary traffic island shall be driven only to the right of the island:
Dunn Avenue at park entrance
B. 
Any person who drives a vehicle otherwise than to the right of any rotary traffic island shall be guilty of a violation of this section and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle of the type indicated, traveling upon the first-named street at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, to make a left turn and/or a right turn into the second-named street, as indicated, at any time when such a turn is prohibited by this section:
Vehicles Traveling on
Direction of Travel
Not to Make
Into
When
Type of Vehicle Applicable to
Chestnut Street
East
Left turn
Post office driveway
All turns
All
Main Street
North
Left turn
Chestnut
All
Except buses
Pittsburgh National Bank Driveway
Left turn
East Beau Street
All turns
All
Post office driveway
Left turn
West Chestnut Street
All turns
All
Shaffer Avenue
Left turn
East Beau Street
All turns
All
[Amended 12-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1533]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle, traveling upon the first-named street at any of the following intersections, in the direction or directions indicated in each case, to make other than a right turn, at any time stated, both left turns and straight-across traffic being prohibited:
Vehicles Traveling on
Direction of Travel
Times
Not to Make Left Turn into or Travel Straight Across
Spruce Street
East
7:00 to 9:00 a.m.; 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
North Franklin Street
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle traveling upon any of the following portions of streets in the direction or directions indicated for that street to make a U-turn:
Street
Portion
Direction of Travel
(Reserved)
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 are established as no-passing zones, and it shall be unlawful for the driver of any vehicle to overtake or pass another vehicle or to drive on the left side of the roadway in any no-passing zone:
Street
Direction of Travel
Between
(Reserved)
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 highways are established as through highways, thus authorizing stop or yield signs to be erected facing traffic approaching every intersection with the through highway except for those intersections with traffic signals, or with exceptions or modifications as indicated below. Every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop or yield sign authorized by this section shall stop the vehicle or yield right-of-way as required by § 3323(b) or (c) of the Vehicle Code,[1] as the case may be, and shall not proceed into or across the through highway until he has followed all applicable requirements of that section of the law:
Highway
Between
(Reserved)
[1]
Editor's Note: See 75 Pa.C.S.A. § 3323(b) or (c).
B. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.
[Amended 5-9-1996 by Ord. No. 1520; 8-15-1996 by Ord. No. 1525; 12-5-1996 by Ord. No. 1533; 2-27-1997 by Ord. No. 1543; 3-13-1997 by Ord. No. 1546; 8-20-1998 by Ord. No. 1592; 1-11-2001 by Ord. No. 1667]
A. 
The following intersections (in addition to intersections with the through highways established by § 335-23) 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 (the intersecting or through street) on the first-named street (the stop street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first-named or stop 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 or intersecting or through street until he has followed all applicable requirements of that section of the law.
Stop Street
Intersecting or Through Street
Direction of Travel
Acheson Avenue
Dewey Avenue
North
Addison Avenue
Brookside Avenue
East
Addison Avenue
Hart Avenue
4-way north and south
Addison Street
Jefferson Avenue
East
Allison Avenue
Hall Avenue
South
Allison Avenue
Hallam Avenue
4-way stop
Allison Avenue
Montgomery Avenue
South
Atlas Street
West Chestnut Street
East
Baird Avenue
Addison Street
East and west
Baird Avenue
Broad Street
4-way
Baird Avenue
Fayette Street
4-way
Baird Avenue
West Chestnut Street
South
Baltimore Street
West Chestnut Street
South
Beech Street
Hallam Avenue
South
Bob Avenue
Murray Avenue
West
Brady Avenue
Beech Street
North and south
Brady Avenue
North Main Street
North
Broad Street
Baird Avenue
4-way stop
Broad Street
Hart Avenue
North and south
Broad Street
McCarrell Avenue
North and south
Brookside Avenue
West Chestnut Street
South
Brownson Avenue
Strawberry Avenue
North
Brownson Avenue
West Wheeling Street
North
Bruce Street
Glenn Street
East and west
Bruce Street
Maple Avenue
North and south
Burton Avenue
Coremont Avenue
East and west
Burton Avenue
[Added 4-7-2016 by Ord. No. 1879]
Highland Avenue
South
Burton Avenue
Wilson Avenue
East
Cambridge Avenue
Duncan Avenue
East
Campbell Avenue
Murray Avenue
East
Canton Avenue
Addison Street
North and south
Canton Avenue
Broad Street
North and east
Canton Avenue
Broad Street
North and south
Central Avenue
Ridge Avenue
West
Chartiers Street
Tyler Avenue
East
Clark Street
Summerlea Avenue
East
Commerce Drive
Stewart Avenue
West
Coremont Avenue
Laurel Avenue
North and south
Coremont Avenue
Leet Street
North
Detroit Avenue
East Maiden Street
South
Dewey Avenue
Acheson Avenue
South
Dewey Avenue
Jennings Lane
North and south
Donnan Avenue
Hall Avenue
South
Donnan Avenue
Hallam Avenue
4-way stop
Donnan Avenue
Montgomery Avenue
North and south
Duncan Avenue
Hallam Avenue
North and south
Dunn Avenue
Park Road
East and west
Dunn Avenue
Wheeling Street
North and south
East Chestnut Street
Lincoln Street
East and west
East Katherine Avenue
Coremont Avenue
North
Erie Street
Linn Avenue
North and south
Erie Street
Ridge Avenue
North and south
Ewing Street
Baird Avenue
East and west
Ewing Street
McCarrell Avenue
East and west
Fairhill Drive
McKinley Avenue
North
Fayette Street
Baird Avenue
4-way stop
Fayette Street
Brookside Avenue
East
Fayette Street
Canton Avenue
East and west
Fayette Street
Grove Avenue
East
Fayette Street
Hart Avenue
East and west
Fayette Street
Hays Avenue
East and west
Fayette Street
Isabelle Street
East and west
Fayette Street
McCarrell Avenue
East and west and south
Fitzwilliams Street
Dewey Avenue
West
Fitzwilliams Street
Main Street
North
Forrest Avenue
Chestnut Street
South
Gibson Avenue
Burton Avenue
East
Gibson Avenue
East and west
Gibson Avenue
Locust Avenue
East
Gibson Avenue
North Main Street
West
Gibson Avenue
Sumner Avenue
North and south
Glenn Street
Bruce Street
North and south
Grove Avenue
Addison Street
North and south
Grove Avenue
Broad Street
North and south
Grove Avenue
Ewing Street
East and west
Grove Avenue
West Chestnut Street
South
Hall Avenue
Duncan Avenue
East and west
Hall Avenue
North Franklin
North
Hall Avenue
Shirls Avenue
North and south
Hallam Avenue
Allison Street
4-way
Hallam Avenue
Donnan Avenue
4-way
Hallam Avenue
Duncan Avenue
North and south
Hallam Avenue
Poplar Street
North and south
Hallam Avenue
Sumner Avenue
East and West
Harding Avenue
Main Street
West
Hart Avenue
Addison Avenue
4-way
Hart Avenue
Ewing Street
North
Hart Avenue
West Chestnut Street
South
Hillside Avenue
Broad Street
South
Houston Street
Hanna Street
West
Houston Street
Le Moyne Avenue
East and west
Huffman Avenue
Fitzwilliams Street
South
Idaho Street
Maple Avenue
West
Isabell Street
Atlas Street
South
Isabell Street
Catfish Alley
North
Jackson Street
Maryland Avenue
North
Katherine Avenue
Beech Street
North and south
Katherine Avenue
Coremont Avenue
West and east
Katherine Avenue
North Main Street
East and west
Katherine Avenue
Wilson Avenue
4-way
Lang Avenue
Hanna Street
East
Larch Street
Wilson Avenue
South
Laurel Avenue
Coremont Street
West
Laurel Avenue
Wilson Avenue
Leet Street
Wilson Avenue
North
Lewis Avenue
Seminole Avenue
North and south
Liberty Avenue
Bruce Street
North
Lincoln Street
West Chestnut Street
North
Linden Avenue
East Maiden Street
South
Linn Avenue
Central Avenue
South
Maiden Square East Apartment Complex
Springfield Avenue
West
Maple Avenue
Bruce Street
North and south
May Avenue
Fayette Street
South
McCarrell Avenue
Addison Street
North and south
McCarrell Avenue
Broad Street
East and west
McCarrell Avenue
West Chestnut Street
South
McGowan Avenue
Dewey Avenue
East
McGriffin Avenue
Elm Street
North
McKinley Avenue
Montgomery Street
North and south
McKinley Avenue
Second Street
North and south
Meadow Avenue
Fairmont Supply
North and south
Meadow Avenue
Third Street
East and west
Mill Street
West Chestnut Street
North
Moffat Avenue
East Wheeling Street
South
Montgomery Avenue
Duncan Avenue
West
Murdock Street
Main Street
South
Murdock Street
Main Street
South
Murtland Avenue
Locust Avenue
East
Murtland Avenue
Ridge Avenue
East
Nevada Street
Maple Avenue
West
New York Street
Henderson Avenue
West
New York Street
Penn Street
East
North Franklin Avenue
Hall Avenue
North
North Franklin Avenue
Katherine Avenue
North and south
North Franklin Street
Brady Avenue
North and south
North Franklin Street
Hall Avenue
North and south
North Franklin Street
Hallam Avenue
North and south
North Franklin Street
Spruce Alley
West
North Franklin Street
West Chestnut Street
4-way
North Franklin Street
West Walnut Street
4-way stop
Oregon Street
West Maiden Street
South
Penn Street
Beau Street
South
Pine Alley
Central Avenue
South
Pine Street
College Street
East
Poplar Street
Erie Street
North and south
Poplar Street
Murtland Avenue
North and south
Prospect Avenue
Elm Street
East
Quarry Avenue
Addison Street
North
Railroad Street
College Street
East
Railroad Street
Main Street
West
Redstone Road
Fitzwilliams Street
East
Second Street
North Franklin Street
North
Seminole Avenue
Main Street
East
Shady Avenue
Bruce Street
North
Shaffer Avenue
East Beau Street
North
Shaffer Avenue
East Cherry Avenue
North
Shannon Avenue
Linn Avenue
North and south
Sharp Avenue
Leonard Avenue
North and south
Shirls Avenue
Hallam Avenue
North and south
Spruce Street
North Franklin Street
East
Spruce Street
Ruple Lane
East
Strawberry Alley
Shaffer Avenue
East and west
Strawberry Avenue
Lincoln Street
East
Sumner Avenue
Hallam Avenue
North and south
Sycamore Street
Taylor Avenue
South
Terrace Avenue
Donnan Avenue
West
Third Street
Allison Avenue
East and West
Third Street
Brady Avenue
North and south
Traffic Island
Leet Street and Coremont Avenue
North
Victoria Street
Hall Avenue
North
Virginia Avenue
Delaware Avenue
North
Virginia Avenue
Maryland Avenue
North
Virginia Avenue
Penn Avenue
North
Walnut Street
College Street
East and west
Walnut Street
Franklin Street
4-way
Walnut Street
Highland Avenue
West
Walnut Street
Lincoln Street
East and west
Washington Street
West Chestnut Street
North and south
Weaver Avenue
Allison Avenue
North
Weaver Avenue
Fayette Street
South
West Maiden Street
Jefferson Avenue
North
West Prospect Avenue
Dewey Avenue
West
West Walnut Street
Hall Avenue
North
Wilson Avenue
Katherine Avenue
3-way; east, west and north
Wilson Avenue
Larch Street
South
Wilson Avenue
Locust Avenue
East
Wilson Avenue
Main Street
East
Wilson Avenue
Washington Hospital driveway
West
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 (in addition to intersections with the through highways established by § 335-23) are established as yield intersections, and official yield signs shall be erected (or are ratified if previously erected) in such a position as to face traffic approaching the second-named street (the through street) on the first-named street (the yield street) in the direction or directions indicated for that intersection. Every driver of a vehicle approaching the intersection on the first-named or yield street, in the direction indicated in each case, shall slow down or stop the vehicle as required by § 3323(c) of the Vehicle Code, and then yield the right-of-way as required by that subsection of the Vehicle Code.
Yield Street
Through Street
Direction of Travel
Coremont Street
Leet Street
North
North Franklin Street
Buttonwood Avenue
North
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 word "pushcart," as used in this section, shall mean a vehicle, other than a pedalcycle, propelled solely by human power, and used or intended for use for the display, transport, exhibit or sale of goods, wares or merchandise.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to propel a pushcart upon any sidewalk in any business district.
C. 
Any person who violates any provision of this section or any condition of any permit granted under this section shall be guilty of a summary offense and, upon conviction, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of $25 and costs.