Public Meeting Scheduled for Route 8 Corridor Study in Venango County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to an open-house format meeting regarding the Route 8 Asset Management and Corridor Improvement Study in Venango County.

PennDOT is studying options to best manage and improve Route 8 (Richard Frame Memorial Highway) in Venango County between Georgetown Road in Irwin Township and DeBence Drive in Sandy Creek Township, a distance of about 10.5 miles.

The purpose of the study is to identify existing issues related to Route 8, including: existing and future traffic operations, safety, corridor deficiencies, roadway and bridge conditions, support of planning initiatives, and support of the regional economy.

Maintenance is becoming more costly and the existing concrete pavement and bridges are approaching the end of their design life. The study will ultimately examine options for improvements or changes to the roadway configuration and determine a long-range strategy for maintaining and improving the corridor. An economic analysis will also be done to determine the cost of maintaining the current four-lane roadway section for long-term asset management.

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce the study to the community and receive input on ideas for the corridor.

The public is welcome to attend at any time during the open house hours.

LOCATION:   Franklin Area Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium
                           246 Pone Lane
Franklin, PA  16323

DATE:           Thursday February 8, 2018

TIME:           6 PM to 8 PM
                     Presentation at 6:15 PM

Information on the study’s purpose status, schedule, existing and forecast roadway conditions and an initial range of ideas to consider will be available for review and comment. PennDOT representatives, along with our design consultants, will make a brief presentation and will be available to answer questions.

The meeting location is handicapped accessible.  The project documents will be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested.  If you need translation/interpretation services, we ask that you contact Mr. Tom McClelland, P.E.,  no later than February 1 at, or call 814-678-7081.

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