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Project Overview

Picture of the Big I Roundabout in Vernon Township, Crawford County.All lanes of the Big I Roundabout are now open.

This safety project will include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 6/322, 19, and 98 (Big I) in Vernon Township, Crawford County.

The intersection improvement project at the Big I will include the construction of a multi-lane roundabout, along with concrete curbs, sidewalks, and upgrades to the drainage, highway lighting and signs.

A navigation video is available by scrolling to the bottom of the page and on the PennDOT YouTube channel.

Work got underway the week of April 1, 2019. It should be completed, and the roundabout open to all traffic by October 25, 2019.

The contractor is S.E.T., Inc. of Lowellville, Ohio. The contract cost is $6,126,811.45, which is to be paid entirely by federal funds.Picture of the Big I Roundabout pavement markings.

Updates on the progress of the construction were provided periodically through this page and on Twitter @511PAErie by following #BigIRoundabout.

A flag raising ceremony conducted by the Veterans of the Vietnam War Post #52 in Meadville was held November 8, 2019.  This event served also as the official ceremony marking the opening of the roundabout.

Veterans do the first raising of the flag at the Big I Roundabout in Crawford County. 

Here is the presentation given December 2018, which includes a map of the Route 98.

A press release announcing the start of the project is available on the www.penndot.gov/District1.

Additional information on navigating roundabouts can be found on the PennDOT website.

Maps showing the traffic patterns for the Big I Roundabout.

Click here for a larger version of the image

Project Contact

​Project Manager

Chad Tarr - (814) 493-3115 / email ctarr@pa.gov

Asst. Construction Manager

Dax Nulph - (814) 678-7126 / email dnulph@pa.gov

Press Officer

Jill Harry - (814) 678-5035 / email jharry@pa.gov

Project Statistics

Contract Cost: $6,126,811.45

Percentage Complete: 95%

Prime Contractor: S.E.T., Inc. of Lowellville, Ohio

Detour Information

All lanes of the roundabout are now open. Motorists may encounter periodic daytime lane restrictions as work requires.

 

 

Video Updates



 Videos

Update 1:

A Big I Roundabout project is underway in Crawford County. This safety project will include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 6, 322, 19, and 98 (Big I) in Vernon Township, Crawford County.

Update 2:

In the coming weeks, PennDOT will be continuing drainage work and some placement of temporary asphalt to handle future traffic patterns.

Update 3:

The Big I Roundabout project will include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 6, 322, 19, and 98 (Big I) in Crawford County. The project will be completed in 6 phases. The first phase is already underwa

Update 4

A Big I Roundabout project is underway in Crawford County. This safety project will include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 6, 322, 19, and 98 (Big I) in Vernon Township, Crawford County.

Update 5

A Big I Roundabout project is underway in Crawford County. This safety project will include the construction of a roundabout at the intersection of Routes 6, 322, 19, and 98 (Big I) in Vernon Township, Crawford County.

Update 6

Work on the Big I Roundabout in Crawford County is steadily moving forward as the truck apron and modular walls are installed. Paving will soon follow and the detour is scheduled to lift late August

Update 7

The intersection of Routes 6/322, 19, and 98 (Big I) in Vernon Township, Crawford County is now operating as a temporary single-lane roundabout. Please travel carefully through the area as construction continues on the multi-lane roundabout. Drivers are r

Update 8

The Big I Roundabout In Vernon Township, Crawford County is open temporarily as a single lane roundabout with the remaining lanes anticipated to open at the end of September or early October. Remember to yield to traffic within the circle and not to stop

Update 9

Learn which lane to be, and which exit to take for your drive in this instructional video for the new Big I Roundabout in Vernon Township, Crawford County. All lanes are scheduled to open soon.

Update 10

All lanes of the "Big I" roundabout in Vernon Township Crawford County are officially open. Motorists are reminded that when approaching the roundabout, they must yield to traffic already in the circle. Drivers should not stop inside the roundabout and mu