The Shenango Valley Area Transportation Study MPO (SVATS) is responsible for coordinating transportation planning efforts in all municipalities throughout Mercer County. The SVATS MPO works closely with the Mercer County Regional Planning Commission (MCRPC), the Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission, and the Eastgate MPO, which oversees planning activities in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio.

 

 

Major Corridors within the region include:

Major East-West Corridor

I-80

Major North-South Corridor

I-79 and PA 60

Transit

The two major transit providers are the Shenango Valley Shuttle Service (SVSS) and Mercer County Community Transit (MCCT). SVSS runs several routes on a fixed schedule and MCCT provides on demand service to all areas of Mercer County. Daily bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines and Myers Coach Lines. These operators provide scheduled service, route service, charter group and party levels of service ranging from local and regional to interstate connections.

 

Aviation

Two general aviation airports serve the County: one each in Grove City and Greenville.

 

Rail Freight

Two major rail lines serve the Sharon area. Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and CSX Transportation Inc. Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad is the regional railroad.

 

 

Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)

To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in Mercer County, several key transportation projects are included in first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program. Some of these key projects include:

 

 Bridge replacement of the Ohl Street Bridge over Shenango River in Greenville Borough

 Rehabilitation of PA 18 bridge over the Shenango River in Clark Borough and Pymatuning Township

 Bridge replacement of West Middlesex viaduct over Garfield Street, railroad tracks, and Shenango River in West Middlesex Borough

 Add ramps to I-376/PA 318 interchange in Shenango Township

 Reconstruct Broadway Avenue from PA 718 to Negley Street in Wheatland Borough and Farrell

 Reconstruct Broadway Avenue from Negley Street to Connelly Blvd in Farrell and Sharon

 Replacement of the Carlton Road bridge over French Creek in French Creek Township

 

Transportation Program- Second Four Years (2017-2020)

Due to the cost and timing of projects in the first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program, several projects will overlap and continue in the second four years of the Program. Some of these key projects include:

 

 Replacement of the Race Street Bridge over the Little Shenango River in Greenville Borough

 Bridge replacement of West Middlesex viaduct over Garfield Street, railroad tracks, and Shenango River in West Middlesex Borough

 Rehabilitation of SR 2019 bridge over I-79 in Lake Township