PennDOT District 11 is announcing the start of long-term detours as part of the final phase of the Freedom Road Upgrade Project in New Sewickley Township, Beaver County will begin Monday, May 16 weather permitting.

Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Freedom Crider Road (Route 2004) will close to through traffic between Route 989 and the intersection of Freedom Crider Road and Crows Run Road continuously through late September. Only local traffic will be permitted on the closed section of Freedom Crider Road. All other traffic will be detoured.

Posted Detour

West of the Closure

  • From Freedom Crider Road, take Crows Run Road westbound
  • Turn left onto southbound Route 65
  • Turn left onto 11th Street
  • 11th Street becomes 7th Avenue
  • 7th Avenue becomes 13th Street
  • 13th Street becomes Conway Wallrose Road
  • Turn left onto Route 989
  • Follow Route 989 back to Freedom Crider Road
  • End detour

East of the Closure

  • Same route in the opposite direction

Additionally, work on Route 989 requiring a closure and detour will begin at 9 a.m. Monday and continue around-the-clock through late September between Freedom Crider Road and Lovi Road (Route 2006).  Traffic will be detoured via Route 989, Lovi Road, and Freedom Crider Road.

The work is part of the final phase of the Freedom Road Upgrade project which began in November 2021 and will cover several construction seasons, ending in the fall of 2024. The $21.75 million project located between Park Quarry Road and Route 989 includes realignment of the roadway, culvert replacements, roadway reconstruction and widening, new shoulders, guide rail updates, drainage improvements, additional turn-lanes, a roundabout installation, and utility relocations. Motorists will see detours, single-lane restrictions, lane narrowing, and alternating traffic during different stages of construction.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

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