Transportation Planning / Roadway Design / Traffic Engineering
Innovation Ridge is a 223-acre advanced technology and office park in Marshall Township, Allegheny County, PA. The park began as the Tech 21 Business Park in 1997. Its original investors intended to attract corporate development that would house and retain an advanced workforce, but they were unable to complete their vision. Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC) acquired the site in 2010 and has undertaken the site development with renewed vigor to attract technology-oriented businesses and the young people who will live and work there. The park features environmental conservation initiatives and now houses several office buildings and executive townhomes.
TA provided all transportation planning, traffic engineering, roadway design services, and construction consultation for this large-scale project. Off-site infrastructure improvements included:
- The widening of Warrendale-Bayne Road from two lanes to four lanes to/from I-79 to Route 19
- Signalization at the Warrendale-Bayne Road/Wheatland Road/Warrendale Village Drive intersection
- Addition of turning lanes and through lanes to the Route 19/Warrendale-Bayne Road intersection
- Reconstruction of State Route 8025 (Ramp J) and Allegheny County Road #1052 (Brush Creek Road)
- Signalization improvements at the I-79 ramps and the Route 19/Warrendale-Bayne Road intersection
- Addition of storage capacity to the turning lanes on Route 19 at Warrendale-Bayne Road and Thorn Hill Drive
- Addition of a westbound left turn lane and traffic signal on Warrendale Bayne Road at Innovation Drive
TA worked in close coordination with client RIDC, Marshall Township, Allegheny County Department of Public Works, PennDOT District 11-0, Allegheny County Conservation District, CB Richard Ellis, and various contractors to plan and construct roadway infrastructure improvements to efficiently accommodate planned growth. The project received $4.8M in federal transportation funds for these improvements. Additionally, the development received a $3M loan and a $1M grant partially funded by The Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County through the Commonwealth’s “Business in our Sites” program.