The two-year project to repair and rebuild nearly 10 miles of Route 8 in Venango County is nearly complete, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Friday.

The work is being done from Georgetown Rd. in Irwin Township to Polk Cutoff Rd. in Sandycreek Township.

The final detour for the project was lifted Friday. The $32.6 million project is expected to be completed in early November.

Drivers may still see temporary lane restrictions and other traffic control as needed to finish the rest of the project. Work will include road and driveway tie ins on the north end of the project area, rumble strips, and raised pavement markers at some of the off-and on-ramps.

During the first year of the project, work concentrated on the northbound lanes of Route 8 in Sandycreek, Irwin, and Victory townships and included breaking the existing concrete to create a base for the new asphalt pavement, bridge rehabilitation, drainage upgrades, guiderail replacements, and sign updates. Upgrades were also done to Old Route 8, which was used as a detour for southbound traffic.

This year, similar work was done on the southbound lanes as well as rehabilitation work to the bridge that carries traffic over Georgetown Rd., including roadway approaches, deck surfacing, and barrier repairs.