|November 9, 2016|
Pa. Turnpike Plans Public Open House Nov. 16
PITTSBURGH, PA. (November 9, 2016) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will hold a
Public Open House Plans Display to discuss the $76 million total reconstruction project between
Cranberry Interchange (Milepost 28) in Butler County and the Warrendale Toll Plaza (Milepost 31) in
The open house is scheduled Nov. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Marshall
Middle School, 5145 Wexford Run Road, Wexford PA 15090. Meeting attendees are encouraged
to park in the rear parking lot (across from Marshall Elementary School) and enter through the doors
by the gymnasium.
Those attending will have the opportunity to review the project area maps, the anticipated
construction schedule, impacts to local roads including detours, right-of-way information, traffic noise
analysis, sound barrier locations and storm-water management plans. Representatives from the PTC
and members of the project team will be on hand to provide additional information and answer
The project, located in Cranberry and Marshall Townships, involves the widening of the existing
roadway from four lanes with a 10-foot median to six lanes with a 26-foot median. Three mainline
bridges will be replaced that carry the Turnpike over SR 19 (Perry Highway), T-478 (Mt. Pleasant
Road), and a waterway. The extension of a culvert, the construction of new stormwater facilities, plus
construction of a new sound wall and a retaining wall is also proposed. The reconstruction of the
mainline Turnpike is anticipated to begin in 2019 and be completed in 2021.
This project is part of the Turnpike’s $2.5 billion total reconstruction program that began in 1999 and
is funded entirely by toll revenue. More than 115 miles of roadway have been reconstructed thus far.
This will bring the entire system up to today’s interstate safety standards resulting in a smoother and
safer road with fewer traffic delays and disruptions.
Additional project details will be available at the meeting, which the public is encouraged to attend.
Residents may contact Wayne Shappell, P.E. at the Pennsylvania Turnpike at (717) 831-7117 for more
information. The meeting facility is ADA accessible; however, requests for specific needs or
accommodations to facilitate public participation should be directed to Wayne Shappell. Project
updates will continue to be posted on the Turnpike’s website at
Media Contacts (Press Inquiries Only):
|CONTACT:||Renee Vid Colborn