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PennDOT to Display Plans for Bridge Replacement On Route 8 in Venango County


Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to view a display of plans to replace a bridge on Route 8 in Barkeyville Borough, Venango County
The bridge, over the East Branch of Wolf Creek, is located on Route 8, about one-third of a mile north of the Interstate 80 interchange.
The existing 19-foot-long concrete slab bridge was built in 1939 and rehabilitated in 1961. The bridge is classified as structurally deficient. The project will replace the existing bridge with a 17-foot-long concrete box culvert. The bridge is used by about 7,000 vehicles a day, on average.
Half-width construction is to be used, so no detours are anticipated. Motorists will encounter lane restrictions, with traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.
Construction is expected to occur during the summer of 2018.
Plans for the project will be on display:
Date/Time     October 17, 24 and 31, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Location:       Barkeyville Borough Building
                    5404 Pittsburgh Road
                    Harrisville, PA 16038
The purpose of the display is to introduce the project and to receive public input regarding any questions or concerns. It is also to receive any public input regarding historic or archaeological sites in the area that could be affected by the project as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (cultural resources).
The meeting place 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 you contact us no later than November 3, 2017. Bob Bell, Project Manager, Email:, Phone: (814) 678-7161
Media contact: Jim Carroll, 814-678-7095
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