Freedom Road

Freedom Rd Bridge_drawing July 2018

A Commitment to Expansion

Recognizing the importance the Freedom Road corridor plays in making Cranberry Township a regional hub, the Board of Supervisors and administrators have been committed to expanding the roadway for more than a decade.

Three major projects – as well as federal funding totaling tens of millions of dollars – will help that become a reality over the next few years.

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img. map of Freedom Corridor Oct 2020

Turnpike Bridge Replacement

  • The Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge project will replace the existing structure carrying Freedom Road over Interstate 76, Pennsylvania Turnpike. 
  • Work on the project began in the Spring of 2019 and includes 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 will be constructed in sections off-site and moved into final position requiring only short-term closures on the Turnpike or Freedom Road. 
  • Two-lane traffic is being maintained as crews complete each side of the bridge.
  • The eastbound lanes were completed in Summer 2020.
  • Westbound work began in Fall 2020.
  • The project is expected to be completed by Spring 2021.  

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img.1 - Executive intersection detail

Commonwealth Drive to Haine School Road

  • Freedom Road will be expanded with multimodal improvements from Commonwealth Drive to Haine School Road.
  • Work will be paid for via a $20 million Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Developments (BUILD) grant, which Butler County secured in 2018.
  • Construction is set to begin in 2021.

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img.3 - 2020 Build Grant

Haine School Road to Beaver County Line

  • Freedom Road will be expanded with multimodal improvements from Haine School Road to Powell Road during the first phase of the project.
  • The second phase includes the expansion of Freedom Road from Powell Road to Lovi Road at the Beaver County line.
  • Work will be paid for via a $25 million BUILD grant secured by Butler County in 2020.
  • The Route 228 and Freedom Road corridors will see more than $62 million worth of work in the coming years thanks to a $25 million federal grant.
  • The project is expected to begin in 2023.

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