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Child Safety Seat Inspection at Marienville VFD Set

Coming up on Tuesday May 23rd between 2 and 6 pm at the Marienville Fire Volunteer Fire Department, the Pennsylvania State Police from the Marienville Station will be conducting a child seat passenger seat check.  The Marienville VFD is located at 106 North Forest Street, Marienville, Pennsylvania 16239.  The event is open to all.  Car seats will be checked out by a certified safety seat technician.  There is no charge and no appointment is needed.  

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PennDOT Announces Forest County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Forest County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the week of May 7, 2017.

 

Forest County Maintenance Schedule:

 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Shoulder Stabilization

Howe

666

Rt. 666

Road Base Repair

Green

3004

Guitonville Road

Road Base Repair

Harmony

4002

Jamison Run Road

 

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Warren County Maintenance Office at 814-723-3500.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted.

 

 

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German Hill Road Bridge Rehabilitation to Begin in Forest County

Oil City, PA – A project to replace and widen the deck on a bridge that carries German Hill Road (Route 4004) over a branch of Ross Run in Kingsley Township, Forest County, is scheduled to begin on May 15. 

The 21-foot-long bridge is located on German Hill Road, near the intersection with Crystal Springs Road and about two miles south of the intersection with Route 666. 

The bridge was built in 1948 and rehabilitated in 1986. About 130 vehicles a day use the bridge, on average. 

Employees of PennDOT’s Forest County Maintenance Office will replace the bridge deck. 

The rehabilitation project is expected to begin on May 15, 2017 and is expected to be completed in mid-to-late June. 

A detour will be required during the construction. The posted detour will use Route 666, Route 62 and Little Hickory Road (Route 3004.) 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. 

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov. 

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. 

 

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PennDOT Announces Forest County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Forest County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the week of April 30, 2017. 

Forest County Maintenance Schedule: 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

Shoulder upgrade

Hickory

666

Route 666

Sign upgrades

various

various

various

Base repair

Harmony

4002

Jamison Run Road

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.  For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Warren County Maintenance Office at (814)723-3500.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted. 

 

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Fill Dirt Available from PennDOT Work in Warren, Forest Counties

Oil City PA – Summer road maintenance season is under way and PennDOT’s Warren and Forest County maintenance offices have announced that excess fill dirt will be available as crews tackle operations such as ditching, shoulder cutting, pipe replacement and other activities.

Fill dirt left over from PennDOT maintenance operations is available to property owners who request the material, and whose property is accessible and located near work areas.

Property owners interested in obtaining fill dirt from maintenance operations must sign a release form (Form M-666). Release forms or additional information can be obtained by contacting the Warren County Maintenance Office at 20745 Route 6, Warren PA, 16365, phone 814-723-3500, or by contacting an on-site foreman at a PennDOT maintenance operation.

This form must be signed before any fill dirt is delivered. Forms expire at the end of each year and new ones must be signed annually. Properties must be approved in advance by PennDOT to ensure they meet environmental and other requirements. 

Currently, in Warren County, PennDOT anticipates having fill dirt available from work on Route 62 in the Russell area, Route 337, Davey Hill Road, Route 59 near Kinzua Dam, along with other areas in the county.

In Forest County, PennDOT anticipates having fill dirt available in the areas of Dawson Run Road and Stewarts Run Road, along with other areas.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras. 

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 

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PennDOT Announces Forest County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Forest County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the week of April 24, 2017. 

Forest County Maintenance Schedule:

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

Bridge Inspection

Tionesta

62

Rt. 62 (Hunters Station)

Pipe Replacement

Barnett

2002

River Road

Pipe Replacement

Green & Jenks

3004

Guitonville Road

Base Repair

Harmony

4002

Jamison Run Road

 

All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change.

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Warren County Maintenance Office at (814)723-3500.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted.

 

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Detour, Traffic Restrictions Anticipated at Hunter Station Bridge

Oil City, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that a detour for the Hunter Station Bridge replacement project in Forest County is not expected to begin until September, but motorists might soon encounter lane restrictions and brief delays associated with the project.

The bridge is located on Route 62 over the Allegheny River in Tionesta Township, Forest County, between the Forest/Venango County line and Hunter Station Road. A new bridge is being built upstream from the existing structure.

Work on the bridge replacement project started in September 2016, and the project is expected to be completed by March 28, 2018.

A detour will be required for the project, and the initial requirement was that the detour would not begin before July 5, 2017, and would not extend beyond October 31, 2017.

PennDOT and the project contractor have determined a more specific estimate for the start and duration of the required detour.

The detour is now expected to begin sometime in early-to-mid September and remain in effect for approximately one month. A specific start date for the beginning of the detour will be announced in advance. The route for the posted detour will use Route 36, Route 208 and Route 157.

Also, traffic delays to allow the safe unloading of steel beams for the project are expected to begin as early as next week. Delays could require brief, intermittent traffic stoppages lasting approximately 15 minutes at a time.

Lane restrictions will also be required at times during daylight work hours, with traffic to be controlled by flaggers.

The contractor is Mekis Construction Corporation of Fenelton, PA. The contract cost is $23,774,703.87, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and to pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit www.projects.penndot.gov.

Motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.

 

Follow local PennDOT information on Twitter at www.twitter.com/511PAErie.

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PennDOT Announces Forest County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Forest County Maintenance Manager Adam Elms today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for the week of April 17, 2017. 

Forest County Maintenance Schedule: 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Base Repair

Harmony Township

Route 4002

Stewarts Run Road

Pipe Replacement

Harmony Township

Route 4002

Jamison Run Road

Crack Sealing

Jenks Township

Route 66

Route 66

Patching

Jenks Township

Various

Various

 All activities are weather permitting, and this list is subject to change. 

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers. Look for the work area as soon as the first orange sign is spotted. 

 

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NY Man Perishes in 1 Vehicle Tionesta Twp Crash

A 62 year old Jamestown, New York man dead the result of a one vehicle crash late Saturday morning in Forrest County.  The Marienville State Police say they were dispatched to a single vehicle crash on Route 36 Southbound about a mile south Shriver Road in Tionesta Township at about 11:30.  Police say after the crash Jeffrey Oleshak, who had been driving a full size SUV was unresponsive after the crash in which his vehicle left the roadway struck a wooden fence post and continued over an embankment and into a fence row.  Police the SUV then hit a tree in the fence row and came to a final stop. 

The troopers report Oleshak never regained consciousness as a result of the crash.  He was wearing a seatbelt.  The police say a female passenger and a family dog were uninjured.  Oleshak was declared deceased on the scene and his next of kin were notified. 

 

Assisting at the scene were units of the Tionesta Volunteer Fire Department, Tionesta Ambulance, Emergycare, Forest County Coroners office and Frank and Son's Auto Service.  

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