There’s good news for motorists heading north on Route 19—the right traffic lane near Ehrman Road should be reopen by next week.
“As soon as the guide rails are up, the lanes will open back up,” said Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s director of engineering.
Working with Sheetz, the township is adding 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 has said developers would contribute about $600,000 for the traffic signal and road project, which will be managed by the township. Cranberry will fund about $300,000 for the construction, which also will include new turning lanes and updates to the storm water sewer system.
Kratsas said paving for the project should finish up up this week. After that, the construction should move off the roads.
Although Ehrman Road has been expanded to three lanes, the third lane isn’t expected to open until January, which is when the new traffic signal likely will be erected, Kratsas said.
The signal itself will be on a cranberry-colored decorative post identical to the signals recently added to Rochester and Freedom roads.
Are you happy the lanes will be reopened soon? Are you pleased a traffic signal is being added to the intersection of Route 19 and Ehrman Road? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.