Venango road project expected to start soon

From staff reports

A $1 million project on more than four miles of roads in northern Venango County is expected to begin soon, according PennDOT.

Roads to be improved include:

— Route 227 – from the Forest County line to the intersection with Route 27 in Allegheny and Oil Creek townships and the Borough of Pleasantville; 3.86 miles.

— Route 1008 (Merrick Street) – from western intersection with Route 27 in Oil Creek Township to the eastern intersection with Route 27 in the Borough of Pleasantville; 0.65 miles.

Work will include milling and paving, along with curb ramps, drainage upgrades, guiderail, and pavement markings.

The contractor is IA Construction of Franklin. The contract cost is $1,033,177.77, which is to be paid entirely with state funds.

This project is made possible by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

Work is expected to be completed by June 29.

During construction on Merrick Street, the roadway will be closed to through traffic. The closure is expected to be in place starting Monday and continuing through Saturday, May 12, weather permitting. A detour will be posted using Route 27.

Work on Route 227 will include lane restrictions with flaggers.