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Route 228 may be widened up to 6-lanes; cost up to $90-million

Route 228 Massive Improvements

SEVEN FIELDS, Pa (Butler Dispatch) – Route 228 in the Seven Fields area may soon be widened up to six-lanes, according to PennDOT officials. On Thursday, several officials from the townships and PennDOT office met in Cranberry Township to discuss the updates on several roadwork projects, including the future plans for Route 228.

Next summer, PennDOT plans to complete the roundabout at Cox’s Corner. This cost over $5.5-million dollars to install, due to the new traffic patterns. To repave I-79 from Cranberry Township to Jackson Township cost over $16-million dollars.

Route 228 is expected to be widened to either 4 or 6 lanes, according to reports. The road would be widened from Route 8 South to the Franklin Road intersection in Cranberry Township. This project alone could cost over $90-million dollars.

Route 228 and Three Degree Road will also undergo new safety improvements. The includes repairing the berm, adding multiple lanes, and new traffic signals. All of this work will be started by next year.

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