CRANBERRY TWP — The township staff took on 35 capital improvement projects during 2013, keeping several township departments running while improving its public infrastructure.
“It’s been a busy year. The busiest, I think, I’ve ever seen,” said Duane McKee, assistant township manager/operations, told supervisors.
“These projects are an investment in our future,” said Bruce Mazzoni, township supervisors’ chairman.
Township staff was charged with overseeing the design, project management, overseeing project consultants and construction of those 35 projects that were either completed or well under construction.
Those 35 projects included:
1. Public Safety Training Facility Building.
2. Public Safety training area paving.
3. Issuing municipal permits and building licenses.
4. Utility bill online.
5. Converted township video camera system.
6. Installed new police department computer server.
7. Linked property data to utility billing.
8. Water line replacement on Progress Drive.
9. Installed major sewage line collector, Interceptor Number 1.
10. Installed Wolfe Run Life Station generator.
11. Installed 24-inch water transmission line from Rochester to Freedom Road.
12. Installed Executive Drive/Thomson Park Drive sidewalk.
13. Replaced Odor Control Heat Exchanger at Brush Creek sewage treatment plant.
14. Performed tank rehabilitation work at the Brush Creek sewage treatment plant.
15. Painted the North Tank water storage in its valve room.
16. Installed Powell Road sidewalks.
17. Helped install the Cranberry Township Community Chest’s Kids Castle.
18. Installed new restrooms in the Cranberry Community Park off Route 19.
19. Installed Ernie Masuda/Park Road walking paths.
20. A raised crosswalk installed on Park Road.
21. Construction of a new Cranberry EMS building off Route 19.
22. Mars Road improvements and bike trail.
23. Glen Rape and Freshcorn Road improvements.
24. Graham School Road improvements.
25. Installed Share the Road bike route markings.
26. Route 19/Ehrman Road traffic signal installed.
27. North Boundary Park parking lot expanded.
28. Hunters Creek/Graham Park walking trail installed.
29. Expand Graham Park overflow parking lot.
30. Township Volunteer Fire Company roof replacement.
31. Rebuilt Lions Shelter in the Community Park.
32. New roof installed on Jaycees Shelter in the Community Park.
33. Graham Park Drive was rebuilt in the park.
34. Two new T-boxes were built at the Cranberry Highlands Golf Course.
35. Completed 8.4 miles in this year’s Road Resurfacing Program.
McKee added there are five more projects that are in the design phase, including improvements to both the municipal center and the North Boundary Road Waterpark, the 2014 Community Chest Project of the Year, the Brush Creek sewage treatment expansion project and designing the roof repairs to the Volunteer Fire Company’s Park Station.