PennDOT Projects

It's going to be a busy summer!  We are preparing Traffic Signal Timing Contingency Plans for use as traffic warrants. Sign up for Cranberry Township traffic alerts for project schedule updates. 

Motorists should expect congestion and delays in heavy traffic volume periods.  Sow down and use caution in work zones.  Fines are doubled for violations in work zones.  Drive responsibly for your safety and the safety of the workers. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.  511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. 

Projects in the Cranberry Township area



Project 1: I-79 Southbound Exit 85 Ramp Closure,  Jackson Township (ONGOING)


Beginning March 30 and continuing to mid-June - Interstate 79 Exit 85 Southbound Ramp to Route 19 (at Rock Lake) will be closed for construction.  At times during construction, Route 19 northbound will be closed during non-peak hours from 10 PM to 5 AM.  Detours will be posted.

Project 2:  I-79 Paving Project – Cranberry & Jackson Township (ONGOING)


Work on a $16.7 million Interstate for approximately ten miles between Exit 76 (Cranberry) and Exit 88 (Little Creek Road) in Cranberry and Jackson Townships to begin in April for a resurfacing project on I-79 which includes milling, patching, and paving. PennDOT Project Details

Multi-phase project projected schedule

Week of June 19

Daylight & Nightshift -  I-79 South.  Lane restrictions will also be in place for I-79 South from 88.5 to 87 mm, and also from 82 mm to 81 mm, which is between just North of Exit 88 (Little Creek) to Exit 78 (SR 228-Cranberry). Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in these areas for bridge repair work.
1) Southbound bridge, over Ehrman Rt. (June 19-20)
2) Southbound bridge over SR 68 (June 20-21)
3) Northbound bridge over Rock Lake (June 21-24)

All start dates and project duration provided by PennDot
are approximate and subject to change

Project 3: Route 19 Pavement Repairs (Begins Mon., June 19 - Zelienople)


Repair of center line and edge line joints and other miscellaneous repairs on State Route 19, in Cranberry and Jackson Townships and Zelienople Borough from approximately the Butler/Allegheny County line to approximately 1.4 miles south of Harmony Borough.   Work during non-peak hours 9 PM - 5 AM.

Restrictions begin in Zelienople and move south, completing 3-5 miles each night. One lane will be closed in the work zone.

As this project enters Cranberry Township, any traffic signal loops impacted will switch to non-invasive detection. Signal detection operation may be impacted during this time.

Project 4: Freedom Road Bridge Over the Turnpike


Summer 2017 – Utility relocation work in advance of the Freedom Road Bridge Replacement over the PA Turnpike (Anticipated construction in 2018).  Schedule to be determined. 

Project 5: Seneca School Road Bridge Replacement, Jackson Township 


Begins week of June 5 – Seneca School Road Bridge Replacement.

Construction for the Seneca School Road (Rt. 3027) bridge, spanning Little Connoquenessing Creek in Jackson Township, Butler County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Butler County's structurally deficient bridge list.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of June 5 and be complete in mid-October. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. (Source: PennDOT, 5/22/17)