PennDOT to Display Plans for Bridge Rehabilitation On Route 427 in Venango County

Rt 427 Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to view a display of plans to rehabilitate a bridge on Route 427 in Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County.

The 106-foot-long, two span bridge carries Route 427 over Booth Run, and is located about one mile east of the intersection with Route 322.

Construction will involve preservation work on the deck and superstructure, along with adding a waterproof membrane and updated guiderails.

Plans for the project will be on display:

Date:               June 19 through June 30, 2017
Time:              Monday through Friday 8 AM – 4 PM
Location:       Sugarcreek Borough Building
                         212 Fox Street
                         Franklin, PA 16323

 Construction is expected to occur in 2018, and will require separate car and truck detours with a duration of approximately two to three months.

The proposed car detour would use Patchell Run Road, Meadville Pike and Route 322. The proposed truck detour would use Route 322, Route 173 and Route 27.

The existing bridge was built in 1933, and is classified as structurally deficient. It is used by about 1,250 vehicles a day, on average.

The purpose of the display is to introduce the project and to receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project.  The display is set up to also receive any public input regarding historic or archaeological sites in the area, that could be affected by the project, as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (cultural resources).

The display location is accessible to anyone with disabilities. Anyone with special needs or requiring assistance should contact Matt Antrilli – Project Manager, at 814.678.7169

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