Working in conjunction with the Steering Committee, the study team identified the following goals and related guiding principles. The goals will be utilized to evaluate improvement concepts and their ability to satisfy the key interests for the Route 28 corridor.

Improve Safety

Improve safety for all modes of transportation

  • Improve security by maintaining critical assets like bridges and reducing emergency response times

Support Regional Economic Development

Improve access to existing business and attract new businesses with an improved and efficient regional trade route between I-80 and Pittsburgh

  • Promote Tourism – Facilitate access to historic locations, trails, and outdoors activities

    Facilitate Regional Connectivity

    Facilitate connections to other regional transportation facilities and systems

    • Accommodate Multi-modal Use – Improve existing and plan for new multi-modal connections to non-motorized facilities
    • Accommodate Freight Movement – Facilitate and improve access for freight and trucks

    Improve Operations

    Improve operations and reduce congestion

    • Improve Resiliency/Reliability – Provide reliable travel times for all users
    • Focus on Asset Preservation – Maintain a good state of repair of bridges, guide rail, signs, drainage, slopes, lighting, and pavement

    Minimize Impacts

    Minimize impacts to the environment and community

    • Improve Quality of Life – Improve quality of life by providing access to a safe and efficient transportation system and public resources
    • Gain Community Buy-in/Satisfaction – promote projects that have broad community support and meet the study’s goals, and minimize impacts to the traveling public during construction