PENN-DOT ANNOUNCES VENANGO COUNTY ROAD MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

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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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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