Monday, May 6, 2013
PennDOT is adding new on and off ramps between the highway and Route 228.
Traffic alert! The construction taking place to link new on and off ramps between I-79 and Route 228 in Cranberry will continue to affect motorists this week. Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9, nighttime single lane restrictions will be in place on Freedom Road to relocate underground utility lines. Work will take place between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. each day. In the hopes of alleviating traffic in the area, PennDOT is adding new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79. The $14.78 project eliminates two turning movements from Route 228 to I-79, improving access for motorists. Included in the construction are a new northbound on-ramp, a new southbound loop ramp and the reconstruction of the southbound off-…
Friday, May 3, 2013
There will be lane closures in place throughout the weekend and next week.
You’ve seen the bulldozers moving dirt around the area for months, now the construction taking place to link new on and off ramps between I-79 and Route 228 is expected to affect motorists. The PennDOT work begins at 9 p.m. Friday, May 3 and will continue throughout Saturday, May 4. To accommodate the construction, which involves removing the roadway’s concrete medians, the passing lanes on Route 228 will be closed in both directions. The lanes on Route 19 and Freedom Road, which feed those closed lanes, will be closed while work is underway. More night work also is on deck for next week. Monday, May 6 through Thursday, May 9, nighttime single lane restrictions will be in place on Freedom Road to relocate underground utility lines. Work…
Monday, April 15, 2013
There will be traffic restrictions in place throughout July.
Improvement work is set to begin Monday in Marshall Township at the intersection of Route 19 and Freeport Road in Marshall Township near the border with Cranberry. Motorists should expect lanes to be closed in the intersection area from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weekdays through mid-July. Crews with A. Folino Construction Company, Inc., will be adding a right-turn lane from northbound Route 19 to Freeport Road, two left-turn lanes from Freeport Road to southbound Route 19 and a turn lane from Freeport road to northbound Route 19. Other improvements include new traffic signals, signage, curbing, ADA ramps, drainage and widening. The construction company is under a contract with Marshall to conduct the work. PennDOT is not …
Monday, March 25, 2013
No disruptions in water service are expected during the project.
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Monday, March 25
Cranberry residents may want to be on the lookout for construction taking place near Executive Drive in the township starting Monday, March 25. Cranberry is installing a new high-capacity water line between Freedom and Rochester roads along Executive Drive and Thomson Park Drive. The 24-inch main, which links the township’s northern and southern water transmission circuits, will enable the system to deliver enough water to meet the future requirements of Cranberry’s expanding commercial sector as well as its fast-growing northern neighborhoods, according to the township. The line is designed to boost fire protection, improve water quality, increase water flow, and enhance Cranberry’s water storage capability. A pedestrian walkway above the…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Township engineer Jason Kratsas also updates the timeline for construction of the Sheetz gas station and convenience store to be located at the intersection.
A new PennDOT regulation is delaying a traffic signal from being erected as planned at the intersection of Route 19 and Ehrman Road in Cranberry. “It has really kind of been tough because it’s out of our hands,” said Jason Kratsas, Cranberry’s director of engineering. “We’ve really been trying to push things along.” Kratsas said the state adopted the new policy regarding the construction and fabrication of signal poles, mast arms, and their foundations in mid-2012. The traffic signal in Cranberry is one of the first to be tested under the new guidelines, Kratsas said. The delays are being caused because the state and Union Metals, the signal manufacturer Cranberry is using for the project, are figuring out the inspection process for the …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Traffic alert! How and when the road work will after you.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Crews are replacing the highway's bridges over Route 422.
Motorists on Interstate 79 in Butler County may want to allow more time for their commute in the coming weeks. Starting Thursday, March 7, traffic on the highway at the Route 422 (Exit 99) Interchange in Muddy Creek Township will be reduced to a single lane in each direction, weather permitting, a statement from PennDOT said. The left lane in both directions will be closed at about 7 a.m. Thursday and will continue around-the-clock through late March. Crews will continue work to construct temporary crossovers through the median on I-79. One lane will remain open at all times in each direction. The crossovers are necessary to allow crews to replace the I-79 bridges, one at a time, over Route 422, according to PennDOT. The northbound bridge …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The project is expected to wrap up by summer.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The work will take place overnight.
Nighttime lane restrictions will be in place next week to facilitate work on the Route 228 Mars bridge replacement project in Adams Township, according to PennDOT. The lane restrictions will be in place beginning Monday, March 4, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the next day. These nighttime restrictions will occur Monday through Thursday of next week to perform cross-pipe replacements on Route 228, weather permitting. Traffic will return to normal patterns during daytime hours each day. The $12.6 million bridge replacement and intersection improvement is being constructed by the Joseph B. Fay Company of Russellton. The project is expected to be complete by September 2014. PennDOT reminds motorists are to slow down and to minimize distractions …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
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 …