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Freedom Road - Plans for major road improvements to Freedom Road, a state road that connects Rts. 19 and 228 with Beaver County to the west of Cranberry Township, have been under active discussion since the mid-80s. After Cranberry’s long-range comprehensive plan was adopted, the one remaining piece of its land use component was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in October 2010. The zoning overlay proposal, which affects the westernmost portion of the roadway in Cranberry, tries to balance the interests of property owners.
The plan builds on a history of planning and doing - to capitalize on the economic development opportunity presented by the Rt. 228 corridor - by planning for smart growth, and building the infrastructure needed to support the creation of family-sustaining jobs and successfully managing regional traffic flow.
Traffic Operations Center - Cranberry’s traffic signals are fully-actuated. Sensors look to see when people pull up on the side streets, and free-standing signal remain green along the main road. A Traffic Operations Center serves as the hub for traffic management in the Township. Traffic Management
Transportation Impact Fee Program - Cranberry pioneered Pennsylvania’s use of Transportation Impact Fees 20 years ago. The fees, which are paid by developers based on the traffic their projects are expected to generate, have been used to fund a variety of local road improvement projects. The list of projects which the fees help to fund has been revised several times since it was first enacted in 1991. On November 3, 2011, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors adopted an entirely revised Transportation Impact Fee Ordinance. The updated law, which included fee increases, although still below the rate of inflation for that period, is based on an approved land use plan, a roadway sufficiency study, an updated list of capital improvements, and a new schedule of fees. Transportation Impact Fee Program
Bringing a Public Transit System to the Community
Cranberry Township’s overall goals continue to be:
- Advocate for daily transit service to the city of Pittsburgh
- Advocate for affordable transit service in/around Cranberry Township
In the short term, the Township will:
- Continue to support current service levels from the Rt. 528 Park and Ride Lot, to the city of Pittsburgh.
- Continue efforts to expand the existing Park and Ride facility in Warrendale.
- Explore the possibility of a Park and Ride facility in the Rt. 228 corridor.
- Plan for circulator service within Cranberry.