PENN-DOT ANNOUNCES MERCER COUNTY ROAD MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

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.“

 

Members of the public can vote for their favorite plow through the PennDOT Facebookpage.  Pictures of each plow are posted online in the Mercer County photo album.

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.

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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

Post Author: Kevin Thomas