Work is underway on the Route 228 Gateway Project. The project includes improvements to Freedom Road, from Commonwealth Drive to Haine School Road in Cranberry Township. In December of 2018, Butler County was awarded a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Federal grant of $20 million dollars for the Route 228 Gateway Project.
This spring, work along Freedom Road will focus on completing field survey efforts and various environmental related studies, developing a conceptual design and completing the traffic analysis. A public meeting detailing the project was held on April 11.