A project long sought by both Cranberry Township leaders and the community will bring improved traffic flow and increased pedestrian connectivity along Rochester Road.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is taking the lead in partnership with PennDOT and Cranberry Township to design improvements for a project that will include the Rochester Road Corridor. The project would widen the road beneath the Turnpike and expand the bridge itself.
The Rochester Road portion of the project is part of a larger two-mile stretch of the Turnpike being considered for reconstruction to create additional lanes. The Rochester Road corridor and expansion of the narrow bridge is an important component of the project for the Township and its transportation efforts.
Though planning is in the early stages, the Turnpike in the process of procuring design engineers.
The Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors has worked cooperatively with the Turnpike Commission and PennDOT for many years to advance projects that are important to the respective organizations. The completion of the Freedom Road Bridge over the Turnpike in 2021 is the most recent example of collaboration between the groups.
Advancement of the Turnpike/Rochester Road project continues the long and successful relationship that mutually benefits efforts to enhance transportation infrastructure.