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New Traffic Signal Lights Up Cranberry’s Rochester Road

The developers behind the Park Place neighborhood fund the signal.

A new traffic signal is about to light up Rochester Road in Cranberry.

Located at the intersection of Rochester with Cross Creek—a new road providing access to the Park Place neighborhood—the signal was contemplated from the start of the project, a statement from the township said. The Park Place developers are financing the new signal.

The new traffic light brings the total to 39 intersections controlled by traffic signals in the township.

The new signal is the sixth one located along Rochester Road and includes a protected left turn for eastbound traffic approaching Cross Creek from Rochester inside the road's new turning lane.

There also is countdown pedestrian crossing signal with two new crosswalks at the intersection. Both the left turn and pedestrian signals will be triggered on demand only.

PennDOT is expected to perform a final inspection of the signal Thursday morning.

Once the inspection is complete, the signal will go into a flash mode for a week before changing into the red-green control mode at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 28.

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Giacomo February 22, 2013 at 01:05 PM
More road rage for the folks living in New Sewickley and points west. Rochester Road, a relatively traffic-light free alternative to Freedom Road, is beginning to lose its charm.
Roxanne Hammar February 22, 2013 at 03:44 PM
I completely agree, Giacomo. How many developments have entrances on main veins in Cranberry and get in and out just fine, including Cranberry Crossings which is just up from this new development and has an entrance on a somewhat blind bend in the road. Freedom Road is bad enough and now Rochester is on its way to being the same. I agree that the new development should have a turning lane to allow traffic to get in and out safely, but a light is unnecessary and ridiculous. Regardless of who financed the light, the township should have denied it.
Girty February 22, 2013 at 04:19 PM
I totally agree. Another traffic light on Rochester Road is crazy. When you were able to drive on Rochester and there wasn't any lights - traffic was no problem. Now you see backups everywhere!!!
Giacomo February 22, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Good point about financing. If folks are in a financing mood, how about financing a widening project, turn lanes, sidewalks, etc...

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