Intersection Improvements Scheduled to Begin Next Week on Route 322/13th Street in Franklin, Venango County

13th Street Project

Upgrades to Route 322 (13th Street) in Franklin, Venango County will begin July 9, 2018.

Work will be done between the intersection with Route 322 and Howard Street, and the intersection of Route 322, Route 417, and Meadville Pike.

The project includes asphalt paving, as well as improvements to drainage, traffic signals, pavement marking, and signing. Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad will also make improvements to the railroad crossing in connection with the roadway project.

Work will begin July 9, 2018, and to be completed by August 10, 2018.

Separate truck and car detours will be posted starting July 30, 2018, and will remain in place for 10 days.

The truck detour will be posted using Route 322, Route 417, and Route 8.

The car detour will be posted using Route 322, Route 8, Front Street (Route 4002), and Route 417.

The contractor is Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc., of State College, PA. The contract is $872,564, which is to be paid 100 percent with federal funds.

This project is made possible in part by Act 89, Pennsylvania’s transportation funding plan.

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

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s Four and Twelve Year Plans, visit

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