This local project, administered by Cranberry Township, will use a grant from the federal Congestion Management and Air Quality fund to add another eastbound lane onto Rochester Road at its intersection with Rt. 19. The project includes widening the bridge over Coal Run, adding a new sidewalk along the north side of Rochester, and replacing one signal pole. The sidewalk will connect with a pedestrian crosswalk across Rt. 19 and ADA-accessible ramps to Wisconsin Ave.
The additional lane will allow traffic from both Rochester and Wisconsin to turn left at the same time rather than staggering their movements, as currently required. The resulting time savings will be added to the green light cycle for thru traffic on Rt. 19.
As part of the $1.3 million project, the westbound merge lane on Rochester will be extended from its current terminus at Commerce Park Dr. to the driveway shared by the Municipal Center and St. Ferdinand’s Church.
Work on the Rochester/19 intersection will begin after April 2, 2018. Survey and utility work are currently being completed. Traffic will be maintained during construction. While lanes will be narrowed, any lane closures on Rt.19 or Rochester will occur overnight between 9:00 PM and 6:00 AM. Construction is expected be completed by October.