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PennDOT - District 10 News
UPDATE: June 2021


Seven-month project to resurface Rt. 19 continues through November

The project includes the resurfacing of 7.4 miles of Route 19, as well as milling, patching, paving, leveling, binder/wearing courses, and minor drainage/guide rail upgrades and other miscellaneous construction.

Work will occur from the Allegheny/Butler County Line to above Zelienople at the Jackson/Lancaster Township border.

There will be short term single lane traffic restrictions in the Cranberry area from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and from North Boundary Road to the Northern Limits from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Short-term utility traffic control may be used nights and weekends weather dependent.

This $8,401,404 project is expected to be completed in November 2021 and is being completed by Lindy Paving Inc. of New Galilee, PA.

Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project Replaces Existing Structure Carrying Freedom Rd. over I-76, PA Turnpike in Butler County

Work includes a new steel beam six-lane bridge, widening, paving, drainage, signal upgrade/replacement, and lighting work. As part of the accelerated bridge construction program, the structure will be constructed in sections off-site and moved into final position requiring only short term closures on the PA Turnpike or Freedom Road. 

The current work is for the construction of the eastbound lanes and bridge structure. During this phase, traffic will be moved onto the westbound lanes temporarily but keeping two-way two lane traffic with a center turn lane.

General traffic restrictions along Freedom Rd. This includes general flagging of traffic and lane width restrictions. During certain phases of the project, travel lanes will be restricted to a 10 ft. width. These traffic restrictions will take place over the course of the project.  As traffic conditions warrant, we implement Traffic Signal Timing Contingency Plans to best manage traffic. Sign up for Cranberry Alerts

Currently the project is in Construction Phase 3 of 5.  Upon completion of the bridge approaches, Phase 3 will be complete.  In Phase 4 the bridges will be opened to allow 5 lanes of traffic on Freedom Road.  The final construction will be complete including the shared use path on the new structure and final grading.  The final phase, Phase 5, includes final paving and restoration on the PA Turnpike.

This $13,127,925 project is scheduled to be completed in June 2021 (project to be extended) and is being completed by Beech Construction, Inc.

Butler Co. PennDOT District 10 (click image to view project page)

Freedom Rd Bridge_drawing July 2018

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Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project

MSA Thruway 

Design of a north/south connector road to provide a grade-separated connection between Cranberry Springs and developments to the north of Rt. 228 to MSA, Cranberry Woods and developments to the south of Rt. 228. The thruway will also provide direct access from I-79 into the Cranberry Springs development, including the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. The thruway also includes pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The Township has received final approval for this project. April 2018 Project Map 

This project is expected to be completed in late Summer/early Fall 2021.

MSA Thruway Overview

MSA Thruway

I-79 NB & SB Bridges over North Boundary Road

The I-79 bridge project over North Boundary resumed April 27, 2020. Initial construction will be completion of the crossover for northbound I-79.  Work in 2020 involves replacement of the I-79 northbound structure over North Boundary Road.  Construction is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2021.

This project involves the complete replacement of two structures carrying I-79 over North Boundary Rd. in Cranberry Township, Butler County. The project goal is the expedited replacement of two currently deficient structures.  The southbound bridge will be replaced in 2019 and the northbound bridge will be replaced in 2020. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on I-79 at all times using a cross over to a temporary bridge located between the two existing structures. Traffic will be maintained on North Boundary Rd. at all times with the exception of short-term weekend closures for bridge demolition.  Project overview  

This project is expected to be completed in July 2021 upon completion of I-79 southbound paving modification.

Rochester Road / Meeder Farm Project

Widening of Rochester Rd. for an additional through lane in each direction, from Commerce Park Dr. to Graham School Rd. This project will be completed by the developer of Meeder Farms. Projected Status: Site work began February 2019. Phase 1 of widening of Rochester Road (to Municipal Building Driveway) was completed in 2020, Phase 2 widening of Rochester Road (to Graham School Road) began in June 2021. New signal installation at Rochester Road and Meeder Main Street/Municipal Driveway is complete with construction of pedestrian pockets in Summer 2021. This project is being completed as an PennDOT HOP Project by Charter Homes.

PA Turnpike Widening - Warrendale

This project involves the full depth reconstruction and widening of approximately 2.39 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Cranberry Interchange (Milepost 28.49) to the Warrendale Toll Plaza (Milepost 30.88), resulting in one additional travel lane in each direction. The project also includes the lowering and reconstruction of approximately 525 feet of T-478 (Mt. Pleasant Road) in order to obtain proper vertical clearance under the PA Turnpike. The project is located in Marshall Township in Allegheny County and Cranberry Township in Butler County.

Included with this project is the replacement of three (3) mainline bridges in order to accommodate the widened roadway section. The existing structures consist of a two-span, composite steel curved plate girder bridge (WB-402) which carries the PA Turnpike over SR 0019 (Perry Highway), a single span composite pre-stressed concrete PA Bulb-Tee beam bridge (WB-403) which carries the PA Turnpike over Mt. Pleasant Road, and a concrete slab bridge (WB-401) which carries the PA Turnpike over an unnamed tributary of Brush Creek.

Design for the project began in 2012 and was completed in 2019. Project was advertised for construction and bid in December 2019. Construction will begin in March of 2020 with an anticipated completion date of September 2022.

Franklin Rd., from Rt. 228 to Peters Rd. Safety Improvement Project

PennDOT District 10 plans to improve the corridor from Rt. 228 to Evans City.  An engineering consultant (AECOM) was tasked to develop and evaluate various safety improvement alternatives for Franklin Road up to Peters Road. 

This project includes updating the current two-lane roadway to current design standards including 5’ shoulders for bikes and pedestrians. The project does not include improvements to the intersection with  Rt.  228.  The safety and preliminary studies have been completed and the project has moved into the final design and right-of-way being completed in 2021.

PennDOT has indicated construction is planned for 2023.

Construction Projects (click for larger map)

Township Transportation Construction Projects 2019

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