Numerous Road Projects To Begin Monday; Railroad Crossing Work On Franklin’s 13th Street To Require Detours As Of July 30

A number of highway improvement projects are scheduled to begin Monday (July 9). One will include updates to the railroad crossing on Franklin’s 13th Street – a project that will require detours by late this month.

The job will include railroad crossing work by Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad, as well as paving, signal and drainage updates between the intersection of 13th Street (Route 322) and Howard Street and the Coefield Corners intersection.

PennDOT says the work will take about five weeks, and detours should be needed by July 30. PennDOT’s official detour for cars will use Route 8, Front Street and Route 417, and their official truck detour will cover Routes 322, 417 and 8. They should be in effect for about ten days.

Other work beginning Monday will include milling and paving projects on Bissell Avenue in Oil City between Carroll Avenue and Lynch Boulevard, and on Rockland-Cranberry Road and Pittsville Road in Cranberry Township. No detours are anticipated.

Work will also begin Monday on a section of Kennerdell Road in Clinton Township where a realignment of Bullion Run is necessary due to recent heavy rains. One lane of the highway has already been closed, and temporary stop signs are in place. Drivers may now expect to encounter flag personnel during a construction period of an estimated four weeks.


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