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PennDOT, City of Hermitage Announce Plans Display for Bike Lane and Roadway Improvement Project


​The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the City of Hermitage invite the public to review plans for roadway work along Thornton Avenue and Forker Boulevard (Route 3021) in the City of Hermitage, Mercer County.

The project will include the realignment of the intersection of Thornton Avenue and Forker Boulevard from a Y-intersection to the T-intersection, as well as milling and paving Thornton Avenue between the City of Sharon line and Forker Boulevard, and on Forker Boulevard from Thornton Avenue to Hazen Road. Work will also include the construction of bikes lanes, and upgraded signs, pavement markings, and ADA curb ramps.

Work is expected to occur during the 2020 construction season.

Plans for the project will be displayed:

Date:              April 29 to May 29, 2019
Time:              8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday                         
Location:       Hermitage City Building
                       800 N. Hermitage Road
                       Hermitage, PA 16148
Plans are can be viewed online at

The project will require a 1.8-mile detour, which will use Route 518 and Forker Boulevard.

The plans display is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project’s potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

The display is being held in a facility that complies with requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and it is accessible to individuals who have disabilities. Also, the project documents will be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested. If you need translation/interpretation services or have special needs or have special concerns that require individual attention, we ask that you contact Jermey Coxe, Assistant Director of Hermitage Planning and Development Department, at 724-981-0800, Extension 1265; or Jason Skvarla Project Manager, at 724-779-7940, no later than May 15.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035