NEW SEWICKLEY, Beaver County — Huge improvements are coming to Freedom Road in Beaver County about two miles outside Cranberry Township, and the project could have a significant economic impact here.
That’s because the improvements will open up a section of road that currently features an array of curves, hills and deteriorating road surface.
The road, known as Freedom-Crider in Beaver County and Freedom in Cranberry, connects at its western end with Route 65 in Beaver County and at its eastern end with Route 19 in Cranberry.
Municipal and state government officials held a news conference at the intersection of Freedom Crider Road and Route 989 today to discuss the improvements, which will include completely reconstructing more than 3½ miles of road.
Those officials cautioned that the project won’t break ground until at least 2016 and won’t be completed until 2020, but added that once it’s finished, motorists using the road will have a much easier time getting to points east, including Cranberry Township, the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 79.