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.

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. The project has a scheduled completion date of December 4, 2020. As traffic conditions warrant, we implement Traffic Signal Timing Contingency Plans to best manage traffic. Sign up for Cranberry Alerts

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 Project Update 2019: Utilities -  grading utility relocation work.

MSA Thruway

MSA Thruway

I-79 NB & SB Bridges over North Boundary Road

April 23, 2020. The I-79 bridge project over North Boundary is approved to resume, effective April 27. Initial construction will be completion of the crossover for northbound I-79.  Asphalt is currently not available at night so this paving will occur during the day with a lane restriction on I-79.  Due to low traffic volumes the impact is anticipated to be minor.

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. Work along Rochester Rd. work is pending PennDot.

2019 projects (click for larger map)

Township Transportation Construction Projects 2019

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