Cranberry’s 2016 proposal to the state had been for $5 million to add a new eastbound lane onto Rt. 228 between I-79 and Franklin Road. But Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development could only come up with $1.5 million. The Township had a choice: either to cough up the additional money itself, or to scale the project back. At its January 25 meeting, Cranberry’s Board of Supervisors opted to change the project’s scope to match the available funds. As a result, the new lane will begin at I-79, where the Rt. 228 underpass known as the MSA Throughway is planned, and then go as far east as Cranberry Woods Drive. Plans call for relocating the affected utility lines this year and the actual road widening next year.