FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2017
Online Voting Open for Paint the Plow Program in Mercer County
Public Invited to Pick Their Favorite Plow through Social Media Campaign
Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) northwest region invites the public to vote on five plows decorated by Mercer County high school students as part of the “Paint the Plow” program.
“Paint the Plow” is a statewide outreach aimed at promoting winter driving safety and fostering appreciation for high school art programs.
Earlier this year, PennDOT invited Mercer County high school students to paint plow blades based on the regional theme “511pa.com – Know Before You Go.” The theme was chosen to draw attention to PennDOT’s website www.511pa.com, which features information on roadway conditions, travel speeds, and plow truck routes.
Teens from Mercer Area, Sharpsville, Greenville Area, Hickory, and Commodore Perry high schools participated.
“The students did a great job decorating the plows. We were very impressed,” said Mercer County Maintenance Manager Darrell Chapman. “We hope the process helped them gain a better understanding of the importance of sharing the road safely with larger vehicles, especially plow trucks during the winter months.“
The plow photo that receives the most “Reactions” between October 3, 2017 and October 10, 2017 will be deemed the “Fan Favorite.” Each “Reaction,” regardless of whether it is a like, love, haha, wow, sad, angry, will count as one vote.
The plows were unveiled last month at PennDOT’s annual Mercer County Open House and have been on display at the facility. During the winter weather season, the blades will be used to maintain area roadways. Along with the “Fan Favorite” award, the blades are also eligible for the “Judges’ Pick” and “People’s Choice” honors. Those awards were determined during the open house event.
MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035
Editor’s note: Pictures of the plows are available at this link: http://www.penndot.gov/RegionalOffices/district-1/Pages/Paint-the-Plow.aspx
The names reflect the school of the student artists.
# # #
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2017
PennDOT Announces Mercer County Road Maintenance Schedule
Oil City, PA – Mercer County Maintenance Manager Darrell Chapman today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of July 10, 2017.
Mercer County Maintenance Schedule:
|Activity||Municipalities||State Route||Common Road Name|
|Flushing Bridges||Various||SR 0080||I-80|
|Flushing Bridges||Various||SR 0079||I-79|
|Flushing Bridges||Various||SR 0208||Route 208|
|Spray Patching||French Creek Township||SR 1015SR 1016||New Lebanon Road and Utica Road|
|Spray Patching||West Salem Township||SR 4001||Summit Road|
|Spray Patching||Pymatuning Township||SR 3022||Rutledge Road|
|Spray Patching||Shenango Township||SR 0318||Route 318|
|Ditching||French Creek Township||SR 1015SR 1016||New Lebanon Road and Utica Road|
|Crack Seal||East Lackawannock Township||SR 0062||Route 62|
|Crack Seal||Springfield Township||SR 0019||Route 19|
|Bridge Deck Replacement||Jackson Township||SR 0062||Route 62|
|Pipe Replacement||Jefferson Township||SR 0258||Route 258|
All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.
For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Mercer County Maintenance Office at 724-662-5350
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