PennDOT has announced that a second public meeting has been scheduled concerning an update on the Route 8 Asset Management and Corridor Improvement Study.
Open house hours have been set for Tuesday, June 26 from 5:30 PM until 7:00 PM at the Franklin High School Auditorium.
Information on the purpose, status and schedule, roadway conditions, an evaluation of the ideas brought up during the study and the option of continuing the corridor as a four-lane highway will be made available. A presentation is scheduled for 5:45 PM.
Early options for the ten-and-a-half mile stretch from DeBence Drive in Sandycreek Township to Georgetown Road in Irwin Township near Barkeyville included making improvements to the present four-lane highway, or reverting the road back to two lanes. Based on earlier study results, PennDOT refined the study to focus on only four-lane options.
An economic analysis has been undertaken to determine the costs of maintaining the status of the highway in the future.