PennDOT to Display Plans for Railroad Crossing on Route 322 in Venango County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to view a display of plans for a Railroad Crossing project on Route 322 in the City of Franklin, Venango County.

The railroad crossing is on Route 322 (13th Street), about 0.3 miles north of the intersection with Route 62 (Liberty Street).  On average, about 15,000 vehicles a day use the roadway.


The existing railroad tracks will be raised approximately 10-inches and the adjacent roadway profile will be adjusted to meet the new track elevation. Construction is expected to take place in the summer of 2018.

A detour will be required during construction and is expected to be in place for one week. The car detour route is 3.5 miles long and would use Route 417, Route 4002, and Route 62.  The truck detour is 28.2 miles long and would use Route 417, Route 8 and Route 62.

Plans for the project will be on display:

Dates:             February 6 to February 16, 2018
Time:              8 AM to 4:30 PM
Location:        Franklin City Hall
                           430 13th Street
                           Franklin, PA  16323

The purpose of the display is to introduce the project and to receive public input regarding any questions or concerns. Also it is to receive any public input regarding historic or archaeological sites in the area that could be affected by the project as required by Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (cultural resources).

The meeting place is handicapped accessible.  The project documents will be made available in alternative languages or formats if requested.  If you need translation/interpretation services, we ask you contact us no later than February 17, 2018. Matthew Hetrick, Project Manager, Email:, Phone: (814) 678-7386.


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