PennDOT Projects

Franklin Road Safety Project

This is a safety improvement project on Franklin Road from Rt. 228 to Peters Road.

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.  

A public meeting, on a date to be determined, will be held by PennDOT as part of preliminary design. PennDOT has indicated construction is planned for 2022.

The Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge project will replace the existing structure carrying Freedom Road (SR 3020) over I-76, Pennsylvania 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.

Work on the project began in the Spring of 2019 and is anticipated to be completed Spring 2021.   

Freedom Road Bridge

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


PennDOT and the Contractor for the Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project have notiified the Township of planned overnight closures October 30 and 31, 2020, for placement of the westbound structural beams on Freedom Road over the Turnpike.  Work will be from 10 PM to 6 AM each night.  The closure is for Freedom Road (Executive to Commonwealth) both nights, 15-minute rolling closures on Executive Dr/Thomson Park to tranport the beams, and rolling closures eastbound on the Turnpike 10/30 and closure westbound on the Turnpike on 10/31 to place the beams.


Scheduled back up date is the following weekend Nov 6 & 7.

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 


MSA Thruway

MSA Thruway

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  

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 5, 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.

Construction Projects (click for larger map)

Township Transportation Construction Projects 2019

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