Corridor study eyed in Mercer

Mercer County

MERCER, Pa. (WKBN) — Mercer County officials want to be ready to welcome in new economic development.

The commissioners are considering a corridor study, which will include a stretch of Interstate 80 from Hermitage to Mercer, as well as Route 19.

The area was once identified as a prime spot for development. A new sewage system is being constructed and commissioners want to be ready to sell the land to potential developers once it is complete.

“Because that seems to be a logical avenue for growth in the county, so we want to take a look at that so when companies come to us or businesses and say we want a piece of land, we have all the pieces in place that they’re going to need in order to make a decision to settle in Mercer County,” said Mercer County Commissioner John Lechner.

Commissioners said they lost potential developments in the past because they weren’t prepared, and they don’t want to make that same mistake this time around.

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