PennDOT to Hold Virtual Public Meeting for Safety Study in Venango County

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to a virtual public meeting to provide their input on transportation and safety concerns for one mile of 15th Street (Routes 62/8) in Venango County.

The study area includes 15th Street from Bell Avenue in the City of Franklin to Gurney Road at the border of the city and Sandycreek Township and the intersection of Route 62 (Mercer Road) and Route 8 near the border with Frenchcreek Township.
The study will include an evaluation of existing and future traffic operations, safety, and infrastructure conditions. Subsequent phases will identify specific needs and opportunities, develop and evaluate transportation and safety related improvement alternatives, and draft an Implementation and Funding Plan to help inform future decision-making related to transportation investments and potential project programming.
The first phase of the project is focused on collecting public input about the project area, including traffic and safety concerns.
As part of this effort, a virtual public meeting will be held:
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Date: November 12, 2020
Location: Online only, advanced registration required for link and instructions.
The virtual public meeting will include a short presentation to introduce the study, plus an opportunity for participants to directly share their concerns via polling questions or moderated chat-discussions with PennDOT and members of the project team.
To register, go online to www.penndot.gov/District1, click on the Public Meetings/Studies link in the Resources panel, choose the Venango County tile, and select the 15th Street Hill Study. Along with a link to register for the meeting, the page also includes information on the project, a short video presentation, and an online comment form.
In accordance with Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the meeting will be held online only. Those unable to access the meeting or comment form online may give feedback by contacting Greg Maser, PennDOT Project Manager, at 814-678-7035 or by emailing [email protected].
The purpose of the public meeting is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also 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 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, contact Greg Maser, PennDOT Project Manager at 814-678-7035 or [email protected].