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Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project​

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Project Overview

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. Work on the project began in the Spring of 2019 and is anticipated to be completed late Fall 2020.   

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Project Updates

2-6-20

Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project heads into its final year in 2020. The project will replace the existing structure carrying State Route (SR) 3020 over I-76 (PA Turnpike) with a new six-lane bridge in addition to widening the current approaching roads to the bridge.

The project began in February 2019 and is expected to end in December of 2020.

There are no anticipated traffic delays or detours at this time. Current work includes moving utilities and drainage work in preparation for paving in the spring. short-term traffic control may be used nights and weekends weather dependent.

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Update 12-5-19

​Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project is now completing its first year of work on the two-year project, which will replace the existing structure carrying State Route (SR) 3020 over I-76 (PA Turnpike), which began in February 2019 and is expected to end December 2020.

There are no anticipated traffic delays or detours at this time.  Preparations will include continuing to work on the project drainage, earthwork, structure work, and survey layout.  Short-term traffic control may be used nights and weekends weather dependent.

This $13,127,925 project by Beech Construction, Inc., Carnegie, PA is expected to be completed in December 2020.

Update 11-5-19

​State Route (SR) 3020 (Freedom Road) will close from Executive Drive to Commonwealth Drive starting on November 15, 2019 at 10 PM and is expected to re-open on November 18, 2019 at 6 AM, weather permitting.

During this time, Beech Construction, Inc. of Carnegie, PA will replace two cross-pipes under Freedom Road, install new drainage systems, traffic and roadway signals and improve lighting. This work is part of a larger project that will replace the existing structure that carries SR 3020 over Interstate 76 with a wider two-span, six-lane steel structure during the 2020 construction season.

The detour will have motorists turn onto Executive Drive, turn right onto Cranberry Square Drive then go southbound onto SR 19 (Perry Highway) to Thornhill Road to Commonwealth Drive, back onto SR 3020. 


Update 2-4-19

​Preparations for the Freedom Road Turnpike Bridge Project, which will replace the existing structure carrying State Route (SR) 3020 over I-76 (PA Turnpike), will begin on February 11, 2019.

There are no anticipated traffic delays or detours at this time.  Preparations will include tree trimming, utility work, and survey layout.  Short-term utility traffic control is expected to start this spring for utility relocations.