PennDOT Projects

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Projects in the Cranberry Township area



Project 1: I-79 Southbound Exit 85 Ramp Closure – Jackson Township


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 and Jackson Township


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


REVISION

- Long term lane restrictions planned next week April 17  for the resurfacing project on I- 79 in Butler County is on hold. Pending Schedule revisions. 

The long term lane restrictions that were planned for I-79 North beginning the week of April 17 and continuing through early May from north of Exit 78 (SR 228-Cranberry) and south of Exit 87 (Zelienople).  Traffic was to be restricted to a single land in these areas long term for bridge repair work. 

Remainder of this week of April 10:
Daylight short term shoulder closure working on NB Right shoulder Mile Marker 85 doing Drainage work, and the adjacent ramp Shoulders on Ramp E (19 NB onramp to 79 NB  85 mile marker.)

No lane restrictions scheduled for Fri., April 14, at this time.

Nightshift Wed., April 12,  and Thurs., April 13  6:00 PM and 6:00 AM. North Boundary Bridge Deck Repair NB short term closure Travel Lane Mile Marker 80. 

Week of April 17

Daylight short term shoulder closure working on NB Right shoulder Mile Marker 85 doing Drainage work, and the adjacent ramp Shoulders on Ramp E (19 NB onramp to 79NB  85 mile marker.)

Nightshift   Short term restrictions will be in place for bridge approach repair operations between 6:00 PM. and 6:00 AM daily, with the exceptions of Fridays northbound starting at 9:00 PM. Exit 76 (Cranberry) and Exit 88 (Little Creek Road) in Cranberry and Jackson Townships.

May and June


Lane restrictions will be in place for nighttime paving operations between 6:00 PM and 6:00 AM daily, with the exceptions of Fridays Northbound starting at 9:00 PM, and Sundays Southbound starting at 9:00 PM. 
  • Milling & paving 3.25 miles – Northbound and Southbound, mile marker 81.4 to 84.5 (mid-section). Begins in May (1 month)
  • Milling & paving – Northbound and Southbound, mile marker 78.4 to 81.4 (south section). Begins in June (11/2 months)

Mid July and August

Lane restrictions are planned for I-79 North and South from north of Exit 83 (Rt 528 - Jackson) and south of Exit 88 (Little Creek Rd - Zelienople). Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in these areas for bridge repair work.

Closure #5 - 3.25 miles - Northbound travel lane and ramp, mile marker 84.4 to 88.0 (North section). Begins mid-July  (1 month)

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

Project 3: Route 19 Pavement Repairs


Summer 2017 (Work anticipated between June and August 2017).  - 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.   Work during non-peak hours 9 PM - 5 AM.  

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


Summer 2017 – Seneca School Road Bridge Replacement during Seneca Valley's summer break 2017.