PennDOT Projects

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Construction underway


Rochester Rd. & Rt. 19 intersection



This local project, administered by Cranberry Township, uses a grant from the federal Congestion Management and Air Quality fund to add another eastbound lane onto Rochester Road at its intersection with Rt. 19.  The project includes widening the bridge over Coal Run, adding a new sidewalk along the north side of Rochester, and replacing one signal pole. The sidewalk will connect with a pedestrian crosswalk across Rt. 19 and ADA-accessible ramps to Wisconsin Ave.

The additional lane will allow traffic from both Rochester and Wisconsin to turn left at the same time rather than staggering their movements, as currently required. The resulting time savings will be added to the green light cycle for thru traffic on Rt. 19.  

As part of the $1.3 million project, the westbound merge lane on Rochester will be extended from its current terminus at Commerce Park Dr.  to the driveway shared by the Municipal Center and St. Ferdinand’s Church.  

Survey and utility work are currently being completed.  Traffic will be maintained during construction.  While lanes will be narrowed, any lane closures on Route 19 or Rochester Road will only occur overnight between 9 pm and 6 am.  Construction is expected be completed by October. 

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Construction Project Map 2018

Projects in Cranberry Township

I-79 NB & SB Bridges over North Boundary Road


This project is currently in design for construction in 2019 and 2020

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

Route 19 & St. Francis Way Signal Upgrade


This project is scheduled for design in 2018 with construction late 2018/2019

This project will upgrade the existing traffic signal at the intersection of Rt, 19 and St. Francis Way/Cranberry Mall entrance. The signal was constructed in 1987 and improvements to the intersection would bring it up to current construction standards and incorporate much needed pedestrian and ADA accessibility measures. Additionally, will evaluate the current signal phasing to improve congestion management and vehicle flow throughout the intersection and the southern portion of the Rt. 19 corridor in the Township. This is a grant project jointly funded by Cranberry Township.

Seal Coat of State Roads


PennDOT is scheduled to seal coat several state roads in Cranberry Township in 2018. These include Glen Eden Road, Franklin Road, Callery Road, Plains Church Road and Rowan Road. Schedule to be determined.

Freedom Road Bridge over PA Turnpike


The Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge project involves the complete replacement of the structure carrying Freedom Road (Route 3020) over the Pennsylvania Turnpike at Milepost T-28.01 in Cranberry Township, Butler County. The goal of this project is to completely replace the existing bridge with a wider one that has additional travel lanes to accommodate the high traffic volumes on Freedom Road. Sidewalks will be included. The new structure will also be lengthened to accommodate future reconstruction of the Turnpike which will include an additional travel lane in each direction. The design and construction of this project is being administered by PennDOT District 10 with the participation of the PA Turnpike Commission. Construction schedule to be determined (Anticipated 2019)

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Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project

Projects outside Cranberry Township

Freedom Rd. Upgrade Project (Beaver County)
Freedom Borough and New Sewickley Township


This project begin in  mid-February and will continue through early August.

PennDOT District 11 - This phase includes utility relocation, completion of the Snake Run and Park Quarry bridges, asphalt paving, excavation work, guide rail and sign updates and drainage improvements. As work continues, Freedom Crider Rd. is closed to traffic, around-the-clock, between Lovi Rd. and Rt. 989 through early August. Local traffic will have access to their property. All other traffic will be detoured.

Rt. 19 Signal and Pavement Rehabilitation - Allegheny County


This project began in Summer 2017 and will extend to the Butler/Allegheny County line. Completion in August 2018

Project Update 3/5/18. Lane restrictions possible on Rt. 19 in Marshall Twp., 9 am-3 pm for signal (between Butler/Allegheny Co. line and Turnpike Bridge) and 9 am-6 pm (south of Turnpike Bridge) for signal, curb and drainage work, through the end of March. Project includes milling and paving work on weekends, beginning in May (Fridays - Sundays)

Work on this $9.5 million project began at Wallace Road in the Township of Pine and extends to the Butler County line, just north of Freeport Road in Marshall Township. The project includes roadway milling and paving, signal work, drainage, guide rail, and other miscellaneous construction. There will be intermittent lane restrictions on Route 19 during signal replacement and paving operations.

Rt. 228 Widening at Pittsburgh Street - Adams Township


Construction to begin in Spring 2018 and to be completed by Fall 2019

Project Update 3/12/18. Lane restrictions from 8 pm-6 am on Rt. 228 at Pittsburgh St. in Adams Twp., for temporary pavement. One lane with flaggers through March 20.

This construction project includes widening of Route 228 to include Safety Improvements, Turning Lanes, & Culvert Replacement at Pittsburgh Street in Adams Township.  Construction Estimate: $9M to $10M.

1-79 Paving Project - North of Cranberry Township


This project begins Spring 2018 and expected to be completed by Fall 2018

This $25.8 million Interstate resurfacing project is being constructed on 1-79 between Exit 88, Little Creek Road (Jackson Twp), and Exit 105, Route 108 (Slippery Rock Borough) in Butler County. Initial work, including tree trimming, utility work, and surveying is being conducted off the roadway.  Work  on  the project includes milling, patching and repaving the roadway and other miscellaneous construction . Paving operations will be performed beginning in the Spring, nightly between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM, weather permitting.