PennDOT road and bridge projects total more than $18M in Mercer County
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation marked the completion of the 2023 construction and summer maintenance season and the 71 projects that had active work take place in Mercer and five other counties in Northwestern Pennsylvania.
Fifteen projects worth $18 million were undertaken in Mercer County.
One of the highlights was resurfacing Route 158 in Mercer County, according to District 1 Executive, Brian McNulty.
Along with the contracts awarded this year, work was done on projects that were started or awarded prior to 2023, including a $3.3 million project for resurfacing and improvements on Route 19 in Mercer Borough, and East Lackawannock, Springfield and Coolspring townships. The project will also include a bridge replacement in East Lackawannock Township.
There were 14 other active projects in Mercer County, including:
- Scrubgrass Road (Route 2014) – Replacement of the bridge over Cool Spring Creek in Findley Township. The contract cost is $3.9 million.
- Route 173 – Improvements from Cemetery Road to near Yankee School Road (Route 1004). The contract cost is approximately $632,000.
- Group paving – Resurfacing 7.36 miles of Route 158 and Route 208 in Wilmington and Springfield townships. The contract cost is $2.9 million.
- Route 18 – Resurfacing a mile of roadway from Route 358 to near SERVPRO in Greenville Borough. The contract cost is $1.7 million.
- Werner Road (Route 4017) – Rehabilitation of the bridge over the Little Shenango River in Sugar Grove Township. The contract cost is $1.8 million.
- Route 718 – Restoration on 2.15 miles of roadway from Route 760 to Route 318 in Wheatland Borough. The contract cost is $1.8 million.
- Leesburg Road (Route 2002) - Replacement of the bridge over Neshannock Creek in Springfield Township. The construction cost $1.4 million.