The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the City of Hermitage are inviting the public to view online plans for a project to provide a secondary access road to Hermitage Elementary School on Route 18.

The project's goal is to improve traffic flow and safety at the school buildings. It consists of converting an existing driveway to Artman Elementary School and Delahunty Middle School to a two-way roadway.

The driveway will be widened starting at the intersection with Route 18 and extend west for approximately 546 feet.

In addition, proposed work would include replacing and extending the existing culvert and adding a six-foot-wide on the south side of proposed roadway and the existing sidewalk north along Route 18 to McConnel Road.

The project will be funded with a PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Funds and a required 30% match by the city. Work is expected to occur in the 2022 construction season.

To view the plans for yourself and submit feedback click here. The forum will be open until June 21. Feedback can also be given via email at [email protected] or at [email protected] or by calling 814-678-7174.