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PennDOT completed major projects in county last year

An excavator moves dirt on Route 228 in Middlesex Township near Route 8 in preparation for the ongoing Route 228 widening and straightening project, which is expected to be complete by spring 2025. Seb Foltz/Butler Eagle

The state Department of Transportation on Thursday highlighted major projects pursued in 2021 in District 10, of which an estimated $24 million in work was in Butler County.

The major projects completed in the 2021 construction season were replacement of the Freedom Road turnpike bridge in Cranberry Township at $13.1 million; resurfacing work on Route 19 in Cranberry Township at $8.4 million; replacement of a bridge in Clinton Township that carries Saxonburg Boulevard plus Wylie and Brewer roads over Rocky Run at $1.85 million, and work on the bridge that carries Route 422 over South Benbrook Road at more than $400,000.

Notable ongoing work in the county includes the $26.5 million Route 228 project in Middlesex Township that will straighten the highway and eliminate curves; the widening of Freedom Road in Cranberry Township at $9.9 million; and work on the Interstate 79 bridge over North Boundary Road in Cranberry Township at $8.4 million.

The Route 228 project is expected to be completed in spring 2025, Freedom Road widening in the fall and I-79 over North Boundary Road in the summer.