New Traffic Lights on Route 8 in Sandycreek Township, Venango County to be Turned on Soon

New traffic lights at the intersection of Route 8 and Pone Lane and Route 8 and Polk Cutoff are expected to be turned in April.

Work to compete the electrical hookup at each location is scheduled to take place starting April 12, 2023. Once complete, the warning lights at Polk Cutoff will be turned on to blinking mode. At Pone Lane, the traffic signal, including the new dedicated left turn light, will be turned on and the existing lights turned off simultaneously. The current lights will remain in place until the 30-day test is complete for the new signal system.

The light installation and upgrade is part of the two-year project on Route 8 from the intersection with Route 62 and the intersection with Polk Cutoff. Last year’s construction included paving and drainage improvements. Items in 2023 include completion of the traffic signal and other finishing work.

Motorist should be alert for temporary lane restrictions near the intersections during portions of the electrical and removal work.

The contractor is IA Construction of Franklin, PA. The contract cost is $3,095,777.77, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.

Information on the Route 8 Improvement Project is available online at

This year PennDOT’s Northwest Region excepts to do work on more than 100 projects. To see a full listing of all the anticipated work, check out the 2023 Construction Book located under the Resources tab online at

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also 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.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 1,000 traffic cameras.

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