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Shenango Valley Roundabout Project

Work on this project will be in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the job site, and relevant training.

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Project Overview 

PennDOT will construct a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 62 and East State Street (Route 3008) in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County

Along with the intersection improvement, work will include updated drainage and pedestrian accommodations, including ADA-compliant curb ramps, sidewalks, highway lighting, and crosswalks.

The project will be done in multiple phases and will require detours and changing traffic patterns. During construction, delays are anticipated near the project area, especially during morning and afternoon peak rush hour traffic volume times. Motorists are urged to alternate routes whenever possible. Access to all the businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

During construction, Route 62 will be closed near the entrance to Red Lobster and there will be separate car and truck detours. The car detour will be posted using Route 18 and East State Street. The truck detour will be posted using Route 18, Route 418 (Maple Drive), and East State Street.

Phase 1 will include the construction of a temporary roadway on the north side of East State Street near the entrance to the Shenango Valley Mall. East State Street will be restricted to one lane in each direction. This phase is expected to take approximately one month to complete.

Phase 2 will include work within a large portion of the current intersection, including the construction of the majority of the roundabout. East State Street traffic will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction, using the temporary roadway. This phase is expected to take approximately three months to complete.

Phase 3 will include opening a portion of the roundabout for eastbound traffic on East State Street. Westbound traffic will continue to use the temporary roadway near the mall entrance. This phase is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.

Phase 4 will include opening another portion of the roundabout for westbound traffic on East State Street to use. Eastbound traffic will continue to use a portion of the roundabout. A new mall entrance will be constructed, and the temporary roadway will be removed. This phase is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.

Phase 5 will include the opening of the single-lane roundabout to all traffic. The project will conclude with work off the roadway. This phase is expected to take approximately two weeks to complete.  

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Project Updates

11-03-20

The single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 62, East State Street (Route 3008), and the Shenango Valley Mall entrance in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County is expected to be open to all traffic starting Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

10-29-20

The single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 62 and East State Street (Route 3008) in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County is expected to be open to southbound traffic on Route 62 and the Shenango Valley Mall entrance on Friday, October 30, 2020.

The intersection will remain open to both eastbound and westbound traffic on East State Street as well. Northbound traffic on Route 62 is expected to start using the roundabout next week, at which time the detour for Route 62 traffic will be lifted. 

10-09-20

Work expected to move into Phase 5 of work the week of October 12, 2020. As part of the final phase of work, the barrier wall will be removed, and the final paving will be completed on the northern portion on of the roundabout near the mall entrance. The work will require some traffic restrictions with flaggers. Motorists are encouraged to find other routes during active work hours, as delays are expected.

The Shenango Valley Mall entrance leg of the roundabout is expected to open the week of October 19, 2020. The full opening of the roundabout is anticipated to take place the week of October 26, 2020. 

Until that time, Route 62 remains closed near the entrance to Red Lobster. A car detour is posted using Route 18 and East State Street. A truck detour is posted using Route 18, Route 418 (Maple Drive), and East State Street. 

Additional work, including highway lighting installation, at the intersection is scheduled to continue into November 2020.

9-30-20

The construction of the single-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 62 and East State Street (Route 3008) in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County is expected to move into Phase 4 of work Thursday, October 1, 2020.

As part of the progression of the work, westbound traffic on East State Street will start using a portion of the improved intersection near the Shenango Valley Mall. Eastbound traffic will continue using the southern portion of the roundabout. Traffic will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Route 62 remains closed near the entrance to Red Lobster. A car detour is posted using Route 18 and East State Street. A truck detour is posted using Route 18, Route 418 (Maple Drive), and East State Street. 

9-16-20

The construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Route 62 and East State Street (Route 3008) in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County is expected to move into the third phase of work Thursday, September 17, 2020.

At that time eastbound traffic on East State Street will start using a portion of the new intersection. Westbound traffic will continue using the temporary roadway built on the northside of East State Street near the mall entrance. Traffic will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction.

Route 62 remains closed near the entrance to Red Lobster. A car detour is posted using Route 18 and East State Street. A truck detour is posted using Route 18, Route 418 (Maple Drive), and East State Street. 

Work in phase 3 will continue with the construction of the single-lane roundabout near the Shenango Valley Mall, with work focused on the northside of the intersection. 

7-6-20

The second phase of roundabout construction is expected to start the week of July 6 at the intersection of Route 62 and East State Street (Route 3008) near the entrance to the Shenango Valley Mall in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County.

The first phase of the project included the construction of a temporary roadway on the north side of East State Street near the entrance to the Shenango Valley Mall.

Phase 2 will include work within a large portion of the current intersection, including the construction of the majority of the single-lane roundabout. East State Street traffic will continue to be restricted to one lane in each direction, using the temporary roadway.

Route 62 remains closed near the entrance to Red Lobster. A car detour is posted using Route 18 and East State Street. A truck detour is posted using Route 18, Route 418 (Maple Drive), and East State Street.

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 5-1-20

Construction is anticipated to resume May 11, 2020, weather permitting, and will focus on preparing the work zone with no impacts to traffic. Work that will require lane restrictions and detours is expected to be in place the week of May 20, 2020, weather permitting. At that time Route 62 will close and the detour using Route 18 and East State Street will be in place. The project is expected to take about six months to complete.

Project Contacts

Project Manager

Reggie Jannetti
724-979-4105 | rjannetti@pa.gov

Assistant Construction Executive

Ralph Aylesworth
814-678-7129 | rayleswort@pa.gov

Press Officer

Jill Harry
814-678-5035 | jharry@pa.gov