PennDOT Announces Plans Display for Franklin Road Corridor Improvement Project
PennDOT invites the public to view plans regarding the Franklin Road (State Route 3021) project beginning January 4, 2021.
The project aims to increase traffic capacity and improve safety along Franklin Road. The 1.5-mile project corridor begins at the signalized intersection with Route 228/Mars Crider Road and continues north to the signalized intersection with Peters Road.
The project consists of widening shoulders along Franklin Road to five feet, as well as horizontal and vertical improvements. Left turn lanes will be added at all unsignalized intersections, as well as on Mars Road and Hillmont Drive at the intersection with Franklin Road, and on Peters Road at the intersection with Franklin Road.
Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022.
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the plans display will be held online only. Comments and questions may be submitted through the webpage by clicking the Submit Comments tile.
The purpose of the plans display for this project is to share preliminary information on the project’s status, schedule, design and right-of-way acquisition.
The plans will be available on the PennDOT website from January 4 through 11, 2021.
To access the project webpage, between January 4-11, visit:
Then, click on the State Route 3021 Corridor project tile.
The project documents will be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, contact David Layman, Project Manager, Ph: 724-357-2810 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Closure - North Boundary Road Closure Under Interstate 79 in Cranberry Township
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be removing a temporary bridge on Interstate 79 over North Boundary Road in Cranberry Township, Butler County.
North Boundary Road will be closed at 6 a.m. on January 16 to January 18, 2021 while the northbound temporary Interstate 79 bridge is removed.
To detour motorists should travel East on North Boundary Road, right on Marshall Road, right on Rowan Road, right on Route 19 Perry Highway North, and right on North Boundary Road.
This is Phase 5 of a two-year project, which extends from mile marker 80.5 to mile marker 81.4.
Over the last two construction seasons the bridges on Interstate 79 were replaced with twin, two-lane, single span, composite steel multi-beam structures.
The contractor for this project is Golden Triangle Construction from Imperial, PA. The overall cost of the project is 14.6 million dollars.
PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones and to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.
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
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 Opens a New Window.
I-79 NB & SB Bridges over North Boundary Road
2020. 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 Opens a New Window.
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) in 2020, Phase 2 widening of Rochester Road (to Graham School Road) in 2021. New signal installation at Rochester Road and Meeder Main Street/Municipal Driveway scheduled for early 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 study has been completed and the project has moved into preliminary design with survey being completed in 2020.
PennDOT has indicated construction is planned for 2022.
Expect congestion and delays in heavy traffic volume periods. Slow 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.
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