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​Uniontown (July 19,2017) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Engineering District 12-0 and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in cooperation with Westmoreland County, will conduct a Public Open House to discuss the advancement of the Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project (LVTIP) in Unity and Mount Pleasant Townships, Westmoreland County. A Draft Preferred Improvement Concept has been developed to enhance safety, mobility and access consistent with land use and projected future growth in the region. The Draft Preferred Improvement Concept has been divided into three sections for advancement.
The Public Open House is scheduled as part of the conclusion of the Feasibility Study phase of the LVTIP and provides the community an opportunity to learn more about and give feedback on the segmentation of the Draft Preferred Improvement Concept and the initial details about Section 1: Route 819 to Norvelt moving into Preliminary Engineering.
The Public Open House is scheduled as follows:
Date:                    Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time:                    5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location:             Norvelt Roosevelt Hall
2325 Mount Pleasant Rd.
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666
The meeting location is accessible to persons with disabilities. Anyone having special needs or requiring special aid is asked to contact Carrie Machuga, with McCormick Taylor, (412) 922-6880 prior to the Public Open House.
A project website is available at  The Public Open House informational materials and comment form will be available from July 26, 2017 to August 9, 2017.  After that date, public feedback on the project can be offered through the website via the general Feedback page of the website.
For more information about the Laurel Valley Transportation Improvement Project, contact PennDOT’s Project Manager, Troy Pritts, (724) 415-2401.
Media Contact: Valerie Petersen, (724) 439-7375