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Route 228 Ramps Project Breakdown: How the Construction Will Affect You

Changing traffic patterns will be in place when the project starts up in March.

As PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 get underway, some of the construction will affect motorists.

New traffic patterns will be in place on Route 228 east and west and on Route 19 south and Freedom Road in Cranberry next week to facilitate night work.

The traffic pattern changes begin Monday, March 11 from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and will continue Monday through Friday for two weeks until the work is complete.

Start times for the night work may be adjusted depending on traffic volumes. Construction may start as early as 8 p.m. after March 11, a statement from PennDOT said.

 Traffic will return to normal patterns during daylight hours, Monday through Friday.

 The night work includes removal of concrete medians and placement of asphalt pavement for temporary traffic control to facilitate the next phase. Barriers will be set on the ramps and the power lines over I-79 will be removed.

Here’s a breakdown of where the construction is taking place—and how it will affect you.

Route 228 East and West

  • Passing lanes closed eastbound and westbound
  • One lane of traffic open in each direction eastbound and westbound in the travel lanes

 Freedom Road

  • One through lane closed to Route 228 to match the new traffic pattern

 Route 19 South

  • One left-turn lane closed to Route 228 to match new traffic pattern

Interstate 79 – Monday, March 11 only, weather dependent

  • Rolling stop at the Route 528 Exit (Evans City) I-79 Southbound
  • Rolling stop at the Route 910 Exit (Wexford) I-79 Northbound
  • Temporary stop on the ramps at Route 228 to I-79 Northbound
  • Temporary stop from the PA Turnpike to I-79 Northbound
  • Duration of rolling stop and temporary stop approximately 15 minutes

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