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, March 11, 2013
Traffic alert! How and when the road work will after you.
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 …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The new ramps leading to I-79 are expected to increase traffic flow in the area.
You’ve seen the orange cones and the bulldozers moving around earth in the area for months, now PennDOT’s plans to add new northbound and southbound on-ramps leading from Route 228 to Interstate 79 are really about to “ramp up.” “It’s going to result in more efficient travel through the area and less congestion,” said Mark Rozich, project manager for PennDOT District 10. The $14.78 PennDOT 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-ramp at the interchange of I-79 and Route 228. Currently, westbound drivers on Route 228 who want to get on I-79 must turn left…
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Cranberry Crossroads West is proposed to be located next to the new Dick’s Sporting Goods store.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, La-Z-Boy Furniture, Noodles & Company, GetGo and more all have opened within the last few months at the Cranberry Crossroads development on Route 228, but construction near Cranberry’s latest shopping plaza isn’t done yet. Cranberry planning officials are reviewing plans submitted by ECHO Realty, the Pittsburgh-based real estate company that developed the complex, for Cranberry Crossroads West. Plans for the anticipated space include 12,106 square feet of retail space and a 5,500 square foot restaurant on 4.4 acres of property located adjacent to the Cranberry Crossroads shopping complex. The proposed multi-tenant retail space would abut the La-Z-Boy furniture store, according to Ron Henshaw, Cranberry’s director of …
Friday, January 11, 2013
More than 450 people were without power.
Fire and police crews responded to the scene of downed wires at the intersection of Route 19 and Route 228 in Cranberry at about 11 a.m. Friday. Traffic signals also were not functioning along Route 228, according to the township. Cranberry Patch readers reported heavy traffic in the area. A Penn Power outage map showed more than 450 people in Cranberry were briefly without power. Readers Kristin Burkhiser said on the Cranberry Patch Facebook page that there was no electricity from Target to the Lowe’s Home Improvement store on Route 228. Power was restored to the area around noon, according to Penn Power. Did you lose power? Were you stuck in the traffic? Leave your updates in the comment section below. Like Us on Facebook | Follow Us on …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Wondering what traffic is like on Route 19 or I-79? Here's your answer.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Motorists are recommended to avoid the area.
A crash at Route 228 at Interstate-79 West is causing traffic delays, according to Cranberry officials. Motorists are asked to avoid area if possible or to use alternate routes. On the Cranberry Patch Facebook page, reader Leigh Crawford Fisher said she saw both cars involved in the collision being loaded onto a tow truck. "Hopefully it will clear up soon," she commented. Are you stuck in the traffic? Did you see the crash? Post your insights in the comment section below.