$3M roadwork project set to start in Franklin

From staff reports

A $3 million road restoration project along Pittsburgh Road and the 15th Street Hill in Franklin will start next month, according to a news release from PennDOT.

The project will include restoring 2.45 miles of roadway from the intersection of Route 8 with Polk Cutoff in Sandycreek Township to the intersection with Route 62 near the border with the City of Franklin.

Work will include milling and repaving of the existing roadway, drainage upgrades, and updates to the guiderail, signs, and pavement markings.

A traffic signal at the Pone Lane intersection will be replaced and a left arrow will be added for traffic turning from Route 8 southbound onto Pone Lane.

A flashing beacon will be installed at the Polk Cutoff intersection.

Construction is expected to begin June 1, weather permitting.

Paving is expected to be completed in 2022 with the signal and flashing beacon updates done in 2023.

Motorists may encounter lane restrictions with traffic controlled by flaggers.

Drivers should be alert for traffic pattern shifts and lane restrictions.

Drivers should anticipate travel delays during active work hours.

The contractor for the project is IA Construction of Franklin.

The contract cost is $3,095,777.77, which is to be paid entirely with federal funds.