Vernon Township is a 2nd Class Township in Crawford County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population grew to 5,630 from the 2000 Census of 5,499.

Vernon Township (known as the "Golden Link" for its central location between Meadville and Conneaut Lake) is the business center of Crawford County and is home to many major stores, hotels, restaurants, movie theaters and other businesses.


Construction To Begin on Crawford County Bridge Project 

Bridge to be replaced as part of Public-Private Partnership


(Oil City) – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project continues in Crawford County with the start of construction of a bridge beginning in July.

  • The SR 6 (Grand Army Highway) bridge over a Tributary of Conneaut Lake Outlet in Vernon Township (JV-001) is scheduled to start July 21. The bridge will be built one-half at a time allowing one lane of alternating traffic controlled by a traffic signal to remain open throughout the project. Construction of the bridge is expected to be completed in late October. The bridge was built in 1939 and averages 7,233 vehicles a day.

The bridge replacements are part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) between PennDOT and Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP) under which PWKP will finance, design, replace and maintain the bridges for 25 years. The P3 approach will allow PennDOT to replace the bridges more quickly while achieving significant savings and minimizing impact on motorists. 


To see the bridges included in the statewide initiative and to learn more about the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project and P3 in Pennsylvania, visit Additional information on the project, the team and how to bid on the project can be found at  


Media contact: Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners: Jeff Rossi, (412) 596-1832 

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