Curb ramp work set on Liberty St. in Franklin

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Work on Liberty Street curb ramps in downtown Franklin will begin later this week.

The safety and accessibility project includes the installation of new handicapped-accessible curb cuts and pedestrian push-buttons at the four corners at 13th and Liberty Streets and at the mid-block crossing in the 1200 block of Liberty Street.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to pay attention to the signage directing them around the project area.

In a special meeting earlier this month Franklin City Council awarded the contract for the work to Blue Rock Construction in the amount of $96,804.37. The firm submitted the lower of two bids received for the contract.

Project funding includes a $100,000 PennDOT multimodal transportation grant and a match of $45,801 from the city’s Downtown Development Fund.

The project is expected to be substantially complete by Sept. 30.