PENN-DOT ANNOUNCES VENANGO COUNTY ROAD MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TRAVEL ADVISORY

April 16, 2018

Closure of Route 5 in Erie County Postponed

 

Oil City, PA – Due to the weather forecast, the closure of Route 5 in Millcreek and Fairview townships, Erie County has been postponed until Wednesday, April 18.

At that time, the roadway will be closed to through traffic at the intersection with Millfair Road. Traffic will be open to all businesses located near the intersection.

A detour will be posted using Dutch Road, Route 20, and Asbury Road.

The closure is necessary to finish construction of a roundabout at the intersection.

The closure is expected to be in place for 15 days, weather permitting. When the intersection reopens, traffic will be using the roundabout.

Media contact: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 16, 2018

 

PennDOT Announces Crawford County Maintenance Schedule

 

Oil City, PA – Crawford County Maintenance Manager Aaron Fox today announced the following county maintenance schedule for the week of April 16, 2018 for roadways maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The Crawford County maintenance schedule is:

 

Activity Municipalities State Route Common Road Name

 

Ditching Summit, Sadsbury, Cambridge, Rockdale, Summerhill townships SR 3014, SR 0006,

SR 0408

Gehrton Road,     Route 6, Route 408
Bridge Washing County Wide County Wide County Wide
Patching Conneaut, North Shenango, Sadsbury townships SR 0006 Route 6
Bridge Work Woodcock Township SR 0006 Route 6
Pipe Replacement Rockdale, Richmond townships SR 0408 Route 408
Spray Patching Richmond Township SR 0077 Route 77
Paving Steuben Township SR 1018 Armstrong Road

All work is weather dependent. For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Crawford County Maintenance Office at (814)332-6880.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

 

 

Media Contact: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TRAVEL ADVISORY

April 16, 2018

Interstate 80 Westbound Closed in Venango County

 

Oil City – Interstate 80 westbound in Venango County is closed from Exit 42 (Route 38, Emlenton) to Exit 35 (Route 308, Clintonville) in order to facilitate clean up from a multi-vehicle crash earlier today.

Separate car and truck detours are posted. The car detour uses Route 38, Route 208, and Route 308. The truck detour uses Route 38, Route 208, and Route 8.

Motorists are advised to watch for flaggers at the intersection of Route 208 and Route 308 in Clintonville Borough.

The road is expected to open later today.

Media contact: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   —  TRAVEL ADVISORY

 

 

 

 

 

January 12, 2018

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2018 – Updated at 3 PM — 
Revised

 


Roads in PennDOT’s Northwest Region Closed Due to Flooding

 

Oil City, PA – The following state roads in PennDOT’s northwestern region are closed to through traffic due to flooding.

Crawford County:

  • Route 322 from Route 6 in the City of Meadville to Franklin Pike in West Mead Township.
  • Route 6 Eastbound from Willow Street to Mead Avenue in Meadville.
  • Route 173 from Lake Creek Road/Lippert Road in Wayne Township to Washington Street in Randolph Township.
  • Route 2040 (Spring Street) from Route 102 to Lincoln Avenue in the City of Meadville.
  • Route 1001 (Mystic Park Road) from Main Street in Hydetown Borough to Freemont Street in Steuben Township.
  • Route 1041 (Sparta Street/Fish Flats Road/Britton Run Road) from Garland Street in Centerville Borough to Route 77 in Sparta Township.
  • Route 1033 (Teepleville Road/New Richmond Road) from South Brownhill Road in Athens Township to Route 408 in Richmond Township.
  • Route 1016 (Mackey Hill Road/Miller Station Road/Brown Hill Road) from Route 6 in Cambridge Township to Miller Hill Road in Rockdale Township.

Erie County:

  • Route 6 from Route 19 in LeBoeuf Township to Main Street in Mill Village Borough.
  • Route 2001 (French Creek Road) from Route 6 to Flatt Road in LeBoeuf Township.
  • Route 2018 (Pleasant Street/Elgin Road) from Main Street in Elgin Borough to Route 89 in Concord Township.
  • Route 3011 (Pennside Road/Knapp Road) from Pennside Road to Carter Road in Conneaut Township.

Forest County:

  • Route 3004 (Nebraska Road) from German Hill Road to Sage Road in Green Township.
  • Route 1003 (Blue Jack Creek Road) from Route 66 in Howe Township to Route 666 in Howe Township.

Mercer County:

Warren County:

  • Route 3009 (Tidioute Creek Road) from Grant Street in Tidioute Borough to Karney Road in Triumph Township.
  • Route 3014 (Kane Road) from Route 27 to Coal Hill Road in Pittsfield Township.
  • Route 2004 (Horton Avenue) from Main Street to Route 6 in Sheffield Township.
  • Route 4001 (Piccadilly Hill Road/Scotts Crossing Road/ Sample Flats Road) from Route 426 in Columbus Township to Spencer Road/Grand Army to the Republic Highway in Columbus Township.

The roadways will reopen when conditions permit.

PennDOT urges motorists to be alert to water on roadways, obey warning signs and traffic control devices, and never drive through flooding or standing water on roads. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 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.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

Media contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2018 – Updated at 10:30 AM

 


Roads in PennDOT’s Northwest Region Closed Due to Flooding

 

Oil City, PA – The following state roads in PennDOT’s northwestern region are closed to through traffic due to flooding.

 

Crawford County:

·         Route 173 from Lake Creek Road/Lippert Road in Wayne Township to Washington Street in Randolph Township.

·         Route 2040 (Spring Street) from Route 102 to Lincoln Avenue in the City of Meadville.

·         Route 1001 (Mystic Park Road) from Main Street in Hydetown Borough to Freemont Street in Steuben Township.

·         Route 1041 (Sparta Street/Fish Flats Road/Britton Run Road) from Garland Street in Centerville Borough to Route 77 in Sparta Township.

Erie County:

·         Route 6 from Route 19 in LeBoeuf Township to Main Street in Mill Village Borough.

·         Route 2001 (French Creek Road) from Route 6 to Flatt Road in LeBoeuf Township.

·         Route 2018 (Pleasant Street/Elgin Road) from Main Street in Elgin Borough to Route 89 in Concord Township.

·         Route 3011 (Pennside Road/Knapp Road) from Pennside Road to Carter Road in Conneaut Township.

Forest County:

·         Route 666 from Kiffer Hill Road to Yellow Hammer Road in Hickory Township.

·         Route 3004 (Nebraska Road)  from German Hill Road to Sage Road in Green Township.

Mercer County:

·         Route 4019 (Methodist Road) from Beatty School Road to Salem Road in Sugar Grove Township.

 

Warren County:

·         Route 3009 (Tidioute Creek Road) from Grant Street in Tidioute Borough to Karney Road in Triumph Township.

·         Route 3007 (Davey Hill Road) from Old Garland Road to Route 27 in Pittsfield Township.

·         Route 3014 (Kane Road) from Route 27 to Coal Hill Road in Pittsfield Township.

·         Route 2004 (Horton Avenue) from Main Street to Route 6 in Sheffield Township.

 

The roadways will reopen when conditions permit.

PennDOT urges motorists to be alert to water on roadways, obey warning signs and traffic control devices, and never drive through flooding or standing water on roads. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.

 

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visitingwww.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 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.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

 

Media contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095

 

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PennDOT Urges Motorists to Avoid Downtown Meadville Area

 

Oil City, PA –  PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid travel to the downtown Meadville area, if possible, due to localized flooding that has closed or restricted some state roads and city streets.

Message boards are being placed to alert motorists of traffic congestion and delays being caused by the localized flood conditions.

PennDOT urges motorists to be alert to water on roadways, obey warning signs and traffic control devices, and never drive through flooding or standing water on roads. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway. Also, the roadbed may not be intact under the water.

Motorists can check road conditions, including closures and restrictions, on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 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.

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

Media contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – TRAVEL ADVISORY

January 8, 2018

Route 36 Closed in Venango, Forest County

 

Oil City – Route 36 is closed to through traffic from Pleasantville Borough in Venango County to the intersection with Route 62 in Tionesta Township, Forest County, due to a vehicle crash.

The road is expected to open later this afternoon.

Media contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 3, 2017

 

PennDOT’s Northwest Region Partners with Preschool to Present Winter Safety Program

 

Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s northwest region presented a winter safety program to preschoolers at the Child Development Center Inc. (CDC) in Franklin, Venango County.

 

Tony Sloss and Ben Villar, employees of PennDOT’s Venango County Maintenance Unit, had two plow trucks on hand as part of the November 1 program. After listening to a safety lesson and touring the equipment, the children and their teachers were given the opportunity to sign the snow plows.

 

PennDOT reminds parents and children to practice the following winter safety tips:

  • Never play near a roadway, especially in large snow piles.
  • Do not throw snowballs at vehicles.
  • Never sled ride on an open road.
  • Always wear warm, dry clothing.

 

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visitingwww.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 850 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.

For more information on winter driving, visit www.penndot.gov/winter.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

 

Editor’s Note: Two pictures attached. CDC-PennDOT1 – Child Development Center teacher Heather Keesler helps student Steven Krepp sign his name to a PennDOT snow plow following a winter safety presentation at the school. CDC-PennDOT2 – PennDOT employee Tony Sloss talks about operating a snow plow during a safety presentation at the Child Development Center in Franklin.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 20, 2017

 

PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule

                                                                                                   

Oil City, PA – Venango County Maintenance Manager Garrett Westover today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of October 23, 2017.

 

Venango County Maintenance Schedule:

 

Activity Municipalities State Route Common Road Name
Bridge Repair Irwin 9202 WB Rest Area
Small Paint Program Emlenton area 38 Route 38
Brushing Frenchcreek 3026 Georgetown Road

 

Brushing Richland, Rockland and Cranberry 2013 Community Road, Nickleville Rd, Pittsville Road and Rockland Cranberry Road
Patching pipe trenches Oakland , Plum and Cherry tree 4009 and 4022 Sunville Road

Cooperstown Road

Patching pipe trenches Irwin

Scrubgrass

3001 and 3002 Rocky Spring Road

Scrubgrass Road

 

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Venango County Maintenance Office at (814) 432-3115.

 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

 

Media Contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 22, 2017

 

PennDOT, Safety Partners Join Sharon Area High School Officials to Educate Teens about Dangers of Impaired, Distracted Driving

Pennsylvania Observes National Teen Driver Safety Week

 

Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network, the Pennsylvania DUI Association, the Traffic Injury Prevention Project, and local law enforcement officers Friday partnered with Sharon Area High School officials to present a National Teen Driver Safety Week program.

 

Sharon Area High School students spent a portion of the day touring three stations, each one offering information on the dangers and possible consequences of impaired and distracted driving.

 

Among the highlights of the program was a visit by the DUI Victim’s Memorial Trailer. Students were given the opportunity to tour the trailer and read the names of more than 3,000 Pennsylvania DUI crash victims.

 

The event also included an Impact Teen Drivers presentation by Mike Marcantino, a first-hand account of the effects of distracted driving given by Michelle Gallatin-Baughman, student-use of an impaired and distracted driving simulator provided by State Farm and UPMC Hamot, and the signing a crashed car as part of a pledge to drive safely.

 

Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among 16- to 24-year-olds.

 

The number of registered drivers age 16 to 19 in Pennsylvania last year was 424,198. Of them, 17,530 were involved in a crash in 2016.

 

Of particular concern is the spike in the number of Pennsylvania crashes involving distracted drivers of all ages. In 2014, there were 14,017 crashes involving at least one distracted driver. The number increased to 14,853 in 2015. In 2016, there were 16,056 crashes involving distracted drivers, a 14.5 percent increase from 2014.

 

In 2007, Congress established National Teen Driver Safety Week as a way to raise awareness to young driver’s elevated crash risk. This year’s observance runs from October 15 to 21. The focus is to remind teens that driving is a privilege not a right, therefore, they must maintain the correct attitude about driving in order to maintain safety.

 

For more information on teen driving visit, www.penndot.gov/safety.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

 

Editor’s Note: Two photos attached SHS1 – Michelle Gallatin-Baughman of Lawrence County talks with Sharon High School students about how a distracted driving crash changed her family and caused the death of her father. Gallatin-Baughman’s presentation was part of the National Teen Driver Safety Week event at the school Friday. SHS2 – A crashed car is covered with safety messages written by students of Sharon High School. The teens were given a chance to sign the vehicle before touring the DUI Victim’s Memorial Trailer during the National Teen Driver Safety Week program at the school Friday.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Travel Advisory

October 23, 2017

 

Change in Traffic Patterns on Interchange/Zimmerly Road Project
Traffic Congestion, Delays Likely This Week

 

Oil City, PA – Motorists are urged to be alert to changing traffic patterns that could create traffic congestion and delays this week on a section of Interchange/Zimmerly Road west of Interstate 79.

 

Work this week will involve shifting traffic from the old Walnut Creek bridge to the new Walnut Creek bridge, which is being built as part of the Interchange Road/Zimmerly Road Improvement Project.

Westbound traffic is now being shifted to the newly constructed bridge. Once traffic control barriers are moved this week, eastbound traffic will also be shifted to the new bridge.

The work is part of the Interchange Road/Zimmerly Road Improvement Project, a $20.9 million, multi-year project to improve the safety and efficiency on an approximately 1.5-mile-long section of Interchange Road/Zimmerly Road.

 

Preliminary site preparation work started in October 2016. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2018.

 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

 

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 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.

 

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 6, 2017

 

PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule

                                                                                                   

Oil City, PA – Venango County Maintenance Manager Garrett Westover today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of October 9, 2017.

 

Venango County Maintenance Schedule:

 

Activity Municipalities State Route Common Road Name
Bridge Repair Irwin 3003 Georgetown Road
Small Paint Program Oil City & Franklin area 62 Route 62 – 15th Street, Liberty Street, Allegheny Blvd, Main Street, 1stStreet, 2nd Street, & Riverside Drive
Pipe Replacement Franklin and Ray Milton 4001 and 3015 Two Mile Run Road and Raymilton Road
Pipe Replacement Rockland and Cranberry 38 and 2015 Route 38 and Hill City Road
Patching Pipe Trenches Oakland , Plum and Cherry tree 428, 4009 and 4022 Route 428 Wallaceville Road Route 4009 – Sunville Road

Route 4020 – Cooperstown Road

Pipe Replacement Scrubgrass 3002 Scrubgrass Road

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Venango County Maintenance Office at (814) 432-3115.

 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

 

Media Contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 6, 2017

 

PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Maintenance Schedule

                                                                                                   

Oil City, PA – Venango County Maintenance Manager Garrett Westover today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of July 10, 2017.

 

Venango County Maintenance Schedule:

 

Activity Municipalities State Route Common Road Name
Bridge Repair Cranberry Township SR 3025 Deep Hollow Road
Sign Repairs and Upgrades Scrubgrass, Richland, and Rockland townships, Emlenton Borough SR 0038 Route 38

 

Ditching Richland Township SR 3009 Stone Church Road
Spray Patching and Ditching Cornplanter and Frenchcreek townships, Oil City SR 0428SR 1001

SR 3026

Route 428Halyday Run Road

Plummer Street

Georgetown Road

Side Dozing Oil City, Cornplanter Township SR 0008 Route 8
Seal Coat Cranberry, Pinegrove, and President townships SR 2004SR 2023 Mapleshade Road/Fertigs Road/Davis Road/Old State RoadPresident Road
Cleaning High Wall and Shoulder Repair Cranberry and President townships SR 0062SR 0322 Route 62Route 322

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Venango County Maintenance Office at (814) 432-3115.

 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted.

 

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie

 

Media Contact: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

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