Rehabilitation to Begin on Front Street Bridge In Sugarcreek Borough

Rehabilitation work that will add decades to the service life of a bridge on Front Street (4002) in the Rocky Grove area of Sugarcreek Borough, Venango County, is expected to begin on Monday, June 1, 2015.

The bridge over Galloway Run is located on Front Street in Rocky Grove, between the intersections with Route 8/62 and Route 417.

The 16-foot-long concrete slab bridge was built in 1950 and carries approximately 7,014 vehicles a day, on average. The bridge is currently classified as functionally obsolete.

Employees from PennDOT’s Venango County Maintenance Unit will perform the work, which will rehabilitate and waterproof the bridge deck.

The project is expected start Monday and take approximately four weeks to complete, weather permitting.

A detour will be required during construction, with Front Street closed to through traffic between Route 62 and Route 417. The posted detour will use Route 8/62, Route 322, and Route 417.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.

Venango County Fallen Heroes Memorial

On May 15, 2015 the Venango County Fallen Heroes Memorial was unveiled in Bandstand Park in Franklin.

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National Seat Belt Enforcement

Buckle Up PA

News for Immediate Release

May 12, 2015

Borough of Sugarcreek Police Department, Safety Partners to Participate in National Seat -Belt Enforcement

Borough of Sugarcreek, PA– PennDOT, Buckle Up PA, state and Sugarcreek Police today announced that they will to partner to participate in a national “Click It or Ticket” seat-belt enforcement initiative from May 18, through May 31.

The effort will focus largely on nighttime enforcement, between the hours of 9:00 PM and 5:00 AM using traffic enforcement zones and roving patrols. Police will also use Traffic Enforcement Zones, which combine roving patrol and checkpoint tactics on roadways with high numbers of unbuckled crashes. Citations will be issued to motorists who are caught unbuckled or transporting unrestrained children.

According to PennDOT data there were 13,627 unrestrained crashes that resulted in 383 fatalities in 2014.

Motorists are reminded that Pennsylvania’s primary seat-belt law requires drivers and passengers under 18 years old to buckle up, and children under the age of four must be properly restrained in an approved child safety seat. Children ages 4 to 8 must be restrained in an appropriate booster seat. In addition, children ages 8 to 18 must be must be in a seat belt when riding anywhere in the vehicle.

Also, drivers and front-seat passengers 18 years-old or older are required to buckle up. If motorists are stopped for a traffic violation and are not wearing their seat belt, they can receive a second ticket and second fine.

Funding for this enforcement effort comes from part of PennDOT’s statewide distribution of $1.7 million in federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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You can now pay your water/sewer and street light tax online.

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Sugarcreek Drive Twin Bridge is Open

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announces the bridge on Sugarcreek Drive over Sugarcreek is open to traffic. The bridge was closed on Jan. 26, 2015 for repair work.

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Change of Magistrates

Beginning January 1st 2015 the District Magistrate has changed for Sugarcreek Borough. We are no longer part of 28-3-01.

The new District Magistrate is:

District Justice Lowrey
3156 SR 257
P.O. Box 553
Seneca, PA 16346
Office number: 814-676-5421

Outside Burning Ordinance

Just a reminder burning days for the Borough are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 am til 9 pm.
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