Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project
The Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge project will replace the existing structure carrying Freedom Road (SR 3020) over I-76, Pennsylvania Turnpike in Butler County. Work will include 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 PA Turnpike or Freedom Road.
The current work is for the construction of the eastbound lanes and bridge structure. During this phase, traffic will be moved onto the westbound lanes temporarily but keeping 2 way-two, two-lane traffic with a center turn lane.
Work on the project began in the Spring of 2019 and is anticipated to be completed in the summer of 2021.
Weekend road construction will impact traffic on Freedom Road from Haine School Road to Commonwealth Drive in Butler County (Cranberry Township) beginning April 23 through April 26.
Work will begin at 10:00 p.m. on April 23 and continue with daylight operations April 24, 26, and 27.
This project is an extension of the Freedom Road project. Motorists may experience short term traffic control during the utility relocation although most of the work will be completed on the shoulders of the road.
PennDOT requests that the public follows social distancing guidelines and avoid contact with construction personnel.