Plans for Route 322 railroad crossing to go on display

From staff reports

Plans will go on display in early February for a railroad crossing project on Route 322 in Franklin.

The crossing is about three-tenths of a mile north of the Route 322 intersection with Route 62. On average, about 15,000 vehicles a day use the roadway, according to PennDOT.

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

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 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily from Tuesday, Feb. 6, to Friday, Feb. 16, at Franklin City Hall., 430 13th St., Franklin.

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, according to PennDOT.

The meeting place is handicapped accessible.