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PennDOT - District 10 News

Freedom Road Work to Begin

Utility work on Freedom Road is underway

As part of a PennDOT project, contractor, Gulisek Construction LLC of Mt. Pleasant, Pa. will be working outside of the shoulder area as construction begins on the second season of the two-year project. Work will include short term utility traffic control including evenings and weekends.

The impacted area is between Haine School Road and Commonwealth Drive.

This project is an extension of Freedom Road project which included new highway and turning lanes, widening, paving, drainage, signal upgrade/replacement, lighting work, highway realignment, safety improvements and sidewalks. 

The $9.8 million project is estimated to be completed in Fall 2022.

BUILD stands for Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development

  • BUILD 1 and BUILD 2 involve the widening of Freedom Road to 5 lanes (2 east, 2 west and a center turn lane).  
  • Build 1 is currently under construction and is from Commonwealth Drive to Haine School Road.  
  • Build 2 is under design.  It will run from Haine School to Powell Road. Utility relocation work for Build 2 is tentatively set for 2023;  and road widening in 2024 and 2025.  The Township owns the design portion of the project and PennDOT then bids and provides construction management.
  • Butler County obtained the BUILD Grant funding for the project with the Township adding funding to both projects as well.
  • Project details and enlarged maps are posted on PennDOT District 10 website
BUILD 1 Jan 2022BUILD 2 Jan 2022


Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project
Replaced Existing Structure Carrying Freedom Rd. over I-76, PA Turnpike in Butler County
Work included a new steel beam six-lane bridge, widening, paving, drainage, signal upgrade/replacement, and lighting work. As part of the accelerated bridge construction program, the structure was constructed in sections off-site and moved into final position requiring only short term closures on the PA Turnpike or Freedom Road. Completed: November 2021. This $13,127,925 project was completed in November by Beech Construction, Inc.

Butler County PennDOT District 10 (click image to view project page)

Freedom Rd Bridge_drawing July 2018

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Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project

Resurfacing Rt. 19
The project included the resurfacing of 7.4 miles of Route 19, as well as milling, patching, paving, leveling, binder/wearing courses, and minor drainage/guide rail upgrades and other miscellaneous construction. Completed Fall 2021.

MSA Thruway 
North/south connector road provides a grade-separated connection between Cranberry Springs and developments to the north of Rt. 228 to MSA, Cranberry Woods and developments to the south of Rt. 228. The thruway also provides direct access from I-79 into the Cranberry Springs development, including the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. The thruway also includes pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Completed Fall, 2021.

I-79 NB & SB Bridges over North Boundary Road

This project involves the complete replacement of two structures carrying I-79 over North Boundary Rd. in Cranberry Township, Butler County. The project goal is the expedited replacement of two currently deficient structures.  The southbound bridge will be replaced in 2019 and the northbound bridge will be replaced in 2020. Completed Fall 2021.

Rochester Road / Meeder Farm Project

Widening of Rochester Rd. for an additional through lane in each direction, from Commerce Park Dr. to Graham School Rd. This project will be completed by the developer of Meeder Farms. New signal was installed at Rochester Road and Meeder Main Street/Municipal Driveway.  This project was completed as an PennDOT HOP Project by Charter Homes. Completed: November 2021. 

PA Turnpike Widening - Warrendale

This project involves the full depth reconstruction and widening of approximately 2.39 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike between the Cranberry Interchange (Milepost 28.49) to the Warrendale Toll Plaza (Milepost 30.88), resulting in one additional travel lane in each direction. The project also includes the lowering and reconstruction of approximately 525 feet of T-478 (Mt. Pleasant Road) in order to obtain proper vertical clearance under the PA Turnpike. The project is located in Marshall Township in Allegheny County and Cranberry Township in Butler County.

Included with this project is the replacement of three (3) mainline bridges in order to accommodate the widened roadway section. The existing structures consist of a two-span, composite steel curved plate girder bridge (WB-402) which carries the PA Turnpike over SR 0019 (Perry Highway), a single span composite pre-stressed concrete PA Bulb-Tee beam bridge (WB-403) which carries the PA Turnpike over Mt. Pleasant Road, and a concrete slab bridge (WB-401) which carries the PA Turnpike over an unnamed tributary of Brush Creek.

Franklin Rd., from Rt. 228 to Peters Rd. Safety Improvement Project

PennDOT District 10 plans to improve the corridor from Rt. 228 to Evans City.  An engineering consultant (AECOM) was tasked to develop and evaluate various safety improvement alternatives for Franklin Road up to Peters Road. 

This project includes updating the current two-lane roadway to current design standards including 5’ shoulders for bikes and pedestrians. The project does not include improvements to the intersection with  Rt.  228.  PennDOT has indicated construction is planned for 2023.

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