Menu
RSS

Mercer County News

Schedule, Detour Adjusted for Reynolds Industrial Road Bridge Project in Mercer County

Oil City, PA – PennDOT has announced an adjustment in the schedule and detour route for the project to rehabilitate the bridge that carries the Reynolds Industrial Park Road over the Shenango River in Pymatuning Township, Mercer County. 

The 183-foot-long bridge on the Reynolds Park Industrial Road (Route 4012) is located about one half mile east of the intersection with Route 18 and about two and one half miles west of the intersection with Route 58. 

Work on the bridge was initially expected to begin today, May 8, 2017.  The start of work is now expected to begin on May 10, 2017, weather permitting. 

A detour will be required during construction. The posted detour route will use Route 58, Route 358 and Route 18.  Initially, separate car and truck detours were planned, but now there will be one detour route. 

Work is scheduled to be completed by August 11, 2017. 

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. 

 

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

Read more...

PennDOT Announces Mercer County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Mercer County Maintenance Manager Darrell Chapman today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of May 7, 2017.

 

Mercer County Maintenance Schedule:

 

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

Bridge Cleaning

Coolspring

62

Route 62

Bridge Cleaning

Jackson

965

Route 965

Bridge Cleaning

Worth

965

Route 965

Bridge Cleaning

Findley

58

Route 58

Bridge Cleaning

Pine

58

Route 58

Ditching

New Vernon

358

Route 358

Ditching

Lake

358

Route 358

Patching

French Creek

173

Route 173

Crack Sealing

Hempfield

4022

Leech Road

Crack Sealing

West Salem

4005

West Jamestown Road

Pipe Replacement

Clark

3037

N. Neshannock Road

Mechanical Patching

West Salem

3022

Rutledge Road

Mechanical Patching

Hempfield

4003

Wasser Bridge Road

Steam Paving

Wilmington

3007

Pulaski-Mercer Road

Bridge Cleaning

Mill Creek

Various locations

 

Bridge Cleaning

French

Various locations

 

Bridge Cleaning

Deer Creek

Various locations

 

Bridge Cleaning

New Vernon

Various locations

 

 

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

 

For more information about this maintenance schedule please contact the Mercer County Maintenance Office at 724-662-5350  

 

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.

 

 

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

Read more...

Mercer Co. Baby Drowns in Residential Pond

Mercer State Police report a 1-year-old boy is dead after apparently falling into a pond in the yard of a home Sunday morning.   Police say the body of Enos Mast of New Wilmington was found at about 8:30 a.m. at a Springfield Township home on New Castle-Mercer Road.   Police report resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful and the child was pronounced deceased.  Authorities are investigating and no further information is immediately available.

Read more...

Work to Begin on Reynolds Industrial Road Bridge in Mercer County

Oil City, PA – Rehabilitation work that will give motorists a smoother ride on the bridge that carries the Reynolds Industrial Park Road over the Shenango River in Pymatuning Township, Mercer County, is to begin soon.

The 183-foot-long bridge on the Reynolds Park Industrial Road (Route 4012) is located about one half mile east of the intersection with Route 18 and about two and one half miles west of the intersection with Route 58.

Work will involve rehabilitating the bridge deck along with construction of new roadway approaches and updated drainage, guiderails and pavement markings.

The bridge was built in 1960 and is classified as structurally deficient. It is used by approximately 2,600 vehicles a day, on average.

The contractor is Allison Park Contractors, Inc., of Gibsonia, PA. The contract cost is $835,000, which is to be paid with 80 percent federal funds and 20 percent state funds.

Work is expected to begin on May 8, 2017 and is scheduled to be complete on August 11, 2017.

Separate car and truck detours will be required for the project.

The posted car detour will use Route 58, Wasser Bridge Road (Route 4003) and Route 18.

The posted truck detour will use Route 58, Route 358 and Route 18.

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.

Read more...

PennDOT, Safety Partners Hold Mercer County Teen Driving Competition Lakeview High School Student Wins Contest

Oil City – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA), and Northwest Regional Safety Network, Thursday held a teen driving competition at Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania in coordination with Mercer County area high schools, local law enforcement and business partners.  

 

More than 20 students from various high schools competed for more than $1,000 in prizes, and a spot in the statewide contest for a $3,000 scholarship.

 

The competition included a series of tests geared toward determining who the county’s top teen driver is. To qualify for the competition, each student is required have a license or combination of a permit and a license for at least one year, during which time the teen could not be involved in a crash or receive a traffic citation.

 

Pennsylvania State Police, local law enforcement officers, professional truck drivers, and other driving experts were on hand to administer the exams. The competition challenged the teens to demonstrate their skills and knowledge through a combination of a slow-drive obstacle course, a pre-trip vehicle assessment, as well as written and perception tests.

 

Jaiden Park of Lakeview High School earned the top spot in the competition and was awarded $1,000. Second place and $500 went to Kierstin Peabody of Greenville High School. The third place, $300 prize was awarded to Nikki Perry of Greenville High School.

 

The Greenville High School three-person team of Peabody, Perry, and Madeline Mutinelli had the highest group score and were awarded the team trophy.

 

Park and Peabody are eligible to compete in the statewide competition scheduled for May 9 in Camp Hill. The first, second and third place finishers in that event receive scholarships worth $3,000, $2,000, and $1,000, respectively.

 

Business partners in the Mercer County driving contest included Thiel College, XPO Logistics, Jerry Taylor Ford, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6345, Walmart, AAA East Central, Allstate Insurance, FOP Lakelands Lodge 88, Dean’s, and American Legion Post 299.

 

 

From more information on teen driving, visit www.penndot.gov/safety.

Read more...

PennDOT Announces Mercer County Road Maintenance Schedule

PennDOT Announces Mercer County Road Maintenance Schedule

                                                                                                   

Oil City, PA – Mercer County Maintenance Manager Darrell Chapman today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of May 1, 2017. 

Mercer County Maintenance Schedule:

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Crack sealing

Hempfield Township

4025

Donation Road

Patching

Various

Various

 

Bridge Cleaning

Various

Various

 

Pipe Replacement

Clark Township

3037

N. Neshannock Road

Ditch Cleaning

New Vernon Township

358

Greenville-Sandy Lake Road

Ditch Cleaning

Mill Creek Township

1016

New Lebanon Road

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. 

 

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

Read more...

Driver Extricated from I-80 Overturned Water Semi

We have a report of a tractor trailer hauling water overturned on Interstate 80 West in Mercer County early this morning.  Emergency radio transmissions indicated the truck lying on its driver side in the right lane with possible driver entrapment between the 13 and 14 mile marker.  The call went out from Mercer 911 at shortly before 5:45 this morning to the volunteers at the Sringfield station and Mercer Eastend Station.  The driver was reported pinned beneath the steering wheel and was successfully extricated from the vehicle.  The tanker is reported leaching grey water into a catch basis.. The leak was reduced from twenty gallons a minute to one gallon a minute by fire crews. 

 

PennDOT is reporting a lane restriction in place at the scene of the accident.  The scene was cleared at 5:40.

Read more...

Multiple Fire Companies Turn Out for Garage Fire

We have a report a fully involved garage fire in Mercer County called out at 4:52 a.m..  Emergency radio transmissions indicated a three vehicle garage fifty feet from a residence at 1111 Palmer Road in Mercer between U.S. Route 19 and Schrader Road.  The property houses the  Sines Custom Framing Shop. 

 

Emergency radio transmissions indicated multiple fire departments on scene and residents of the home evacuated. 

Read more...

PennDOT Announces Mercer County Road Maintenance Schedule

Oil City, PA – Mercer County Maintenance Manager Darrell Chapman today announced the following schedule of maintenance for roads maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation during the week of April 24, 2017.

Mercer County Maintenance Schedule:

Activity

Municipalities

State Route

Common Road Name

 

Crack Sealing

Hempfield Township

Route 4025

Donation Road

Road paving 

Shenango Township

Route 3011

Bethel Road/Wilmington Road

Patching

Various

Various

 

Bridge Cleaning

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.

 

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

Read more...

Youngstown Man Wanted by Mercer, New Castle PSP for Fleeing, Eluding

A 50 year old Youngstown, Ohio man is facing charges related to an incident of Fleeing or attempting to elude a Police Officer Wednesday night in Mercer County.  The Mercer and New Castle State Police report Paul Hill was seen traveling through the median of Interstate 80 at the 3.5 mile marker in Chenango Township, Mercer County about 7 pm.  Police say they spotted the small pickup truck in turn around marked for "emergency vehicles only".  According to the state police information release, Mercer Trooper Justin Martin  attempt a traffic stop at that point.  Hill fled east on Interstate 376 into Lawrence County about twelve miles before exiting on to Kings Chapel Road to Old Pulaski Road North.  Hill then drove his truck about eight miles to State Route 208 where he went west to U.S. Route 433 at the Ohio state line and on into Ohio. 

 

Police say Hill was involved in a hit and run crash before striking another vehicle at the intersection of Commerce and Fifth Ave in Youngstown, Ohio.  Hill stopped at that point and got out of his truck where he was taken into custody.  Youngsville Police investigated the crashes in their area and charged Hill with related offenses.  Charges will be filed in Pennsylvania pending further investigation.

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed