Public meeting to address Routes 62, 8, 15th Street Hill

A virtual public meeting for safety study of the Route 62-Route 8 intersection and 15th Street Hill in Venango County is scheduled from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the study area includes 15th Street from Bell Avenue in 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, PennDOT said in a news release.

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 release said.

The first phase of the project is focused on collecting public input about the project area, including traffic and safety concerns.

Advanced registration is required for the link to the online meeting.

To register, go to, click on the “Public Meetings/Studies” link in the “Resources” panel, choose the “Venango County” tile and select the “15th Street Hill Study.”

Those unable to access the meeting or comment form online may contact Greg Maser, PennDOT project manager, at 814-678-7035 or send an email to Anyone with special needs or concerns also may contact Maser or send an email.