News Flash


Posted on: November 4, 2020

Shenango Valley Roundabout Officially Open

Roundabout 3

Per PennDot press release

"Additional work off the roadway, including highway lighting and landscaping, will continue throughout the month.

 Drivers are reminded to follow the traffic guidelines for roundabouts. 


  • When approaching the intersection, slow down and be prepared to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalks as well as vehicles already circulating in the roundabout. Enter the roundabout only when there is a safe gap in the traffic. 
  • Traffic within the roundabout must move in a counterclockwise direction. When approaching the desired exit point, drivers should use their right turn signal and watch for pedestrians in crosswalks.
  • Drivers should never stop within the roundabout. If an emergency vehicle enters the roundabout, drivers should exit the intersection as intended and then pull over to the side of the roadway. 
  • Roundabouts are designed with a mountable curve in the center, called a truck apron. It can be used by tractor-trailers and other large vehicles as needed to navigate the intersection. 


Additional information on roundabouts is available online at  

 The contractor is Kirila Contractors, Inc. of Brookfield, Ohio. The contract cost is $3,896,000, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds. 


Work on this project is being done in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and state Department of Health guidance as well as a project-specific COVID-19 safety plan, which will include protocols for social distancing, use of face coverings, personal and job-site cleaning protocols, management of entries to the jobsite, and relevant training."

 Additional information related to the project can be found online at

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MEDIA CONTACT: Jill Harry, 814-678-5035

EDITOR’S NOTE: Included is a picture of the roundabout taken prior to it opening to southbound traffic on October 30, 2020. 

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