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Old 11-17-2015, 12:27 PM
 
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Cranberry residents pleased Freedom Road bridge will remain open | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New Freedom Road bridge in Cranberry will alleviate traffic and help prepare for the future widening of the turnpike in that area.

No word yet if this structure will accommodate bike lanes but a sidewalk will be a part of the plan.
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Old 11-17-2015, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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One step closer to that HOV lane out here.
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:07 PM
 
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One step closer to that HOV lane out here.
This is the very first bridge on the turnpike west of the US 19/I-79 exit. There will be no HOV lanes, nor will they every really need them there.

As for the Monroeville to Irwin work, there still is no word on what improvements will be made to the 376/22 exit.
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Old 11-17-2015, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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This is the very first bridge on the turnpike west of the US 19/I-79 exit. There will be no HOV lanes, nor will they every really need them there.

As for the Monroeville to Irwin work, there still is no word on what improvements will be made to the 376/22 exit.
We'll have an HOV lane to da 'burgh someday muphere.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:53 AM
 
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We'll have an HOV lane to da 'burgh someday muphere.
Right now, the entire country has barely over half the population of just the city of Pittsburgh. There's no need for a HOV lane.

Population may grow to the point that it would be useful. At that point in time taxes will have gone up due to an increasing population density and need for funding, and everyone who moved there for low taxes will have gone to the new "hot" area of development. Same as it ever was.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Downtown Cranberry Twp.
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Right now, the entire country has barely over half the population of just the city of Pittsburgh. There's no need for a HOV lane.

Population may grow to the point that it would be useful. At that point in time taxes will have gone up due to an increasing population density and need for funding, and everyone who moved there for low taxes will have gone to the new "hot" area of development. Same as it ever was.
Don't tell anyone, but taxes are so low across the line that we wouldn't mind paying more muphere.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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I'm not really a fan of Cranberry, but if an HOV lane is feasible anywhere it is that corridor. You could run it past the 79/279 split through the median past Wexford and up to the Cranberry exit. There simply isn't room on the east and west Parkways where it is needed the most. Those corridors should see an increase in public transit and biking options but the logical next step for the north is to extend the HOV lane.

Maybe it doesn't benefit the city but PennDOT serves more than just the city and I think it's a project that will ultimately be in the works within the next 10-15 years.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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I will bet the farm, you'd see the HOV turned into a Busway long long long long before its ever extended to Cranberry ..... Hell extending the T has a better chance in that corridor, and we know what the chances are for that happening in this current political environment. LOL!
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:23 AM
 
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Don't tell anyone, but taxes are so low across the line that we wouldn't mind paying more muphere.
This word annoys me more than any city/suburb thread ever could.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:30 AM
 
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I'm not really a fan of Cranberry, but if an HOV lane is feasible anywhere it is that corridor. You could run it past the 79/279 split through the median past Wexford and up to the Cranberry exit. There simply isn't room on the east and west Parkways where it is needed the most. Those corridors should see an increase in public transit and biking options but the logical next step for the north is to extend the HOV lane.

Maybe it doesn't benefit the city but PennDOT serves more than just the city and I think it's a project that will ultimately be in the works within the next 10-15 years.
It's not going to happen. No one lives there. It'd be like running an HOV lane to Charleroi.
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