• Long-term closure of busy Beaver County road starts Wednesday


    FREEDOM, Pa. - A busy road in Beaver County is set to close Wednesday, causing concern for some commuters.

    A 2-mile stretch of Freedom-Crider Road between Lovi Road and Route 989 will close for improvements and won’t be accessible until early August. The work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Wednesday.


    The work is part of a multimillion-dollar upgrade project, which includes repaving, utility relocation, guiderail and sign updates and the completion of the Snake Run and Park Quarry bridges.

    Some who live and work nearby say it'll be a headache and more than double their commute time. 

    “It's gonna be like 15 minutes instead of the five minutes -- extra gas, and gas isn't cheap,” commuter Stella Fedash said. 

    The following detour will be posted:

    Westbound on Freedom Crider Road

    • Turn right onto Route 989
    • Turn left onto Lovi Road (Route 2018)
    • Follow Lovi Road to Freedom Crider Road
    • End detour


    Eastbound on Freedom Crider Road

    • Same detour in the opposite direction


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