The United Methodist Center in Cranberry Twp. will be closed on Friday, May 26 while construction work on the new entrance from Freedom Road and the parking areas are completed. Paving of the new driveway required a closing on May 19. Workers have expanded the parking areas, installed new lighting and and sidewalks as required by local ordinance.
Conference staff and visitors used the entranceway laid with rough gravel since March and parked on temporary paving in the expanded parking lot area. From late January, when site work began, until March, parking was limited.
Final paving of new parking area, the side parking lot, and the lot in front of the Keystone UM Federal Credit Union office was scheduled for the week of May 15-19, with final site work to follow.
The project improves traffic flow, enhances safety for cars entering the property and provides needed additional parking spaces. The work temporarily decreased the number of available parking spaces, so car-pooling to weekday or evening meetings has been encouraged. Many groups changed meeting locations to nearby Dutilh UMC or other area churches.