Project to Rebuild a Portion of the Route 62 Retaining Wall in Venango County Underway

Work to rebuild more than 500 feet of the Route 62/Route8 (Allegheny Boulevard) retaining wall in Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County has begun.

The project includes the removal and reconstruction of 540 feet of the southern end of the retaining wall, which runs between the northbound lanes of Route 62/Route 8 and the Allegheny River. Work will also include roadway reconstruction.

No detour is anticipated with this project. During construction, both northbound and southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane between Oil City and the village of Reno.

The work started June 25, 2018, and to be completed by October 5, 2018.

The contractor is Francis J. Palo, of Clarion, PA. The contract cost is $3,643,567, which is to be paid with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds.

This project is made possible in part by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

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.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

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