A 2015 project Township project along an accident-prone stretch of Unionville Road has been selected as the winner in a statewide road safety competition. The award program, conducted jointly by PennDOT and several statewide professional associations, recognizes outstanding road and bridge safety improvements by local governments in Pennsylvania. Cranberry’s project involved improvements to a dangerous stretch of Unionville Road where it bends at its intersection with Graham School Road. Outdated road geometry together with poor visibility contributed to numerous crashes between 2008 and 2012. The project involved realigning 600 feet of curved roadway, improving stormwater drainage, and repaving the entire project area including upgraded markings. A partnership between Cranberry Township, the affected utility companies and a land donation from the adjacent Springfield Manor homeowners association, together with rights of way provided by the Graham family, enabled the project to move smoothly. “Cranberry Township has been built upon a foundation of strong community partnerships,” according to Dick Hadley, Chairman of Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors. “The Springfield Manor HOA embodies community partnership with their unwavering support of the project and the donation of the land necessary to build the project. That partnership is one of the driving factors in this success story that has now been recognized across the Commonwealth.” Since work was completed, no further crashes have been reported at that location.