PennDOT Projects

It's a busy time of year!  We're always prepared with Traffic Signal Timing Contingency Plans to implement, as needed. Sign up for Cranberry Township traffic alerts for project schedule updates. 

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Projects in the Cranberry Township area

New Project - I-79 Southbound - Beginning Monday, Sept. 25, 2017

Short-term ramp closure and lane restrictions are planned for I-79 South.  Beginning Monday, September 25, Southbound I-79 traffic will close Exits 77 and 78 (PA Turnpike and SR 228-Cranberry) for nighttime paving.  Traffic will be detoured south to Exit 73 (SR 910)Nighttime, lane restrictions will occur between 6:00 P.M. and 6:00 A.M. nightly (Sundays southbound starting at 9:00 P.M.).  

Project 1: I-79 Southbound Exit 85 Ramp Closure,  Jackson Township (BRIDGE RE-OPENED)

Beginning March 30 and continuing to mid-June - Interstate 79 Exit 85 Southbound Ramp to Route 19 (at Rock Lake) will be closed for construction.  At times during construction, Route 19 northbound will be closed during non-peak hours from 10 PM to 5 AM.  Detours will be posted.

Project 2:  I-79 Paving Project – Cranberry & Jackson Twp. (ONGOING)

Work on a $16.7 million Interstate for approximately ten miles between Exit 76 (Cranberry) and Exit 88 (Little Creek Road) in Cranberry and Jackson Townships to begin in April for a resurfacing project on I-79 which includes milling, patching, and paving. PennDOT Project Details

Multi-phase project projected schedule

Week of: August 21 (6:00 PM - 6:00 AM)

Nightshift - 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM Lane restrictions are planned for Southbound I-79 between Exit 88 Little Creek to Exit 78 (SR 228 – Cranberry). Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in these areas for sign replacement and guiderail installation.

Nightshift  - 6:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Lane restrictions are planned for Northbound I-79 between Exit 88 Little Creek to Exit 78 (SR 228 – Cranberry).  Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in these areas for shoulder, and guiderail work. 

All start dates and project duration provided by
PennDot are approximate and subject to change

Project 3: Route 19 Pavement Repairs (Complete)

Repair of center line and edge line joints and other miscellaneous repairs on State Route 19, in Cranberry and Jackson Townships and Zelienople Borough from approximately the Butler/Allegheny County line to approximately 1.4 miles south of Harmony Borough.  

Project 4: Freedom Road Bridge Over the Turnpike

Summer 2017 – Utility relocation work in advance of the Freedom Road Bridge Replacement over the PA Turnpike (Anticipated construction in 2018).  Schedule to be determined. 

Project 5: Seneca School Road Bridge Replacement, Jackson Township 

Begins week of June 5 – Seneca School Road Bridge Replacement.

Construction for the Seneca School Road (Rt. 3027) bridge, spanning Little Connoquenessing Creek in Jackson Township, Butler County, is scheduled to begin as part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Butler County's structurally deficient bridge list.

Construction is expected to begin during the week of June 5 and be complete in mid-October. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. (Source: PennDOT, 5/22/17)