PennDOT — Liberty St. Streetscape Project in Franklin to Start Next Month

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FRANKLIN, Pa. – ​The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the City of Franklin announced today the start of the Liberty Street Streetscape Project in downtown Franklin early next month.

The project includes the sidewalks along the section of Liberty Street from the intersection with 12th Street to the intersection with 14th Street.

Work will include upgrades to the existing sidewalk and lighting to meet safety and ADA standards, such as the removal of bricks and new light poles. Crosswalk improvements will also be done.

Work is expected to start April 4, 2022, weather permitting, and to be completed this summer.

The program will require a pedestrian detour. Access to businesses will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists may encounter traffic controlled by flaggers as needed to complete work at intersections.

The contractor is M&B Services of Clarion, PA. The contract cost is $639,312. This project is being federally funded by the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program, which is administered by PennDOT in coordination with Franklin.

PennDOT urges motorists to slow down when driving in work zones, and also to be alert to changing conditions, avoid distractions, and pay attention to signs and flaggers. Drive responsibly in work zones for your safety and the safety of the workers.