The commute for motorists on Route 19 near Ehrman Road is about to get smoother.
On Thursday, the right driving lane on Route 19 North near Ehrman Road opened—and that’s not all.
Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s director of engineering, said the right turning lane from Route 19 North onto Ehrman Road also is expected to open Monday after lines and arrows are painted on the road.
The lanes originally were scheduled to open last week, but weather from Hurricane Sandy delayed the contractor from installing guide rails for the project, Kratsas said.
The township also is working with Sheetz, which is building a new convenience store and gas station in the area, to add a traffic signal at the intersection of Route 19 and Ehrman Road. The hillside where the Sheetz will be located already has been graded so that the gas station will be at street level with Ehrman Road.
Kratsas said work wouldn’t begin on the signal until after the holidays. Once the signal is complete, the new left turning lane from Ehrman Road on to Route 19 also will open, Kratsas said.