Southbound lanes closed on Route 8

From staff reports

The southbound lanes of Route 8 are closed in Venango County from the intersection with Polk Cutoff in Sandycreek Township to the intersection with Old Route 8 in Irwin Township.

The closure, which is necessary so the roadway can be reconstructed, is expected to remain in place until Sept. 4, according to a news release from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The work is part of the more than $32 million reconstruction project PennDOT is doing on the 10-mile stretch of highway between Franklin and Barkeyville.

In this second phase of the project, the southbound lanes of the roadway will be reconstructed and several bridges will be rehabilitated.

Traffic will once again be detoured to Old Route 8.

No closures or restrictions are expected for the northbound lanes at this time.

Additional information on the project is available online at by clicking on the Construction Projects/Roadway link under the Resources heading, picking the Venango County box then choosing the Route 8 Reconstruction Project tile.