James Pleased PennDOT Plans to Repair Parts of Routes 322 and 417 in Franklin

HARRISBURG – After speaking with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and learning of its plans to fix portions of Route 322 and Route 417 in Franklin, Rep. Lee James (R-Venango/Butler) today said he was pleased by the news and commended the department’s efforts to make the project a reality. James spoke with PennDOT officials earlier in the year, urging them to give this project top priority should funds become available.

“This project is possible in large part because PennDOT has realized savings in one form or another on other projects,” James said.  “As a former businessman, I appreciate the wise use of limited resources.  Franklin residents and others in the 64th Legislative District are doing more and more to stretch their own dollars and it is encouraging to hear that PennDOT is following suit.”

The $2.2 million repaving and repair project is anticipated to start just short of Liberty Street on Route 322 and extend through the Coefields Corner intersection and along Grant Street to the municipal line separating Franklin and Sugarcreek Borough.

The project also would extend along Route 417 to reach the area that was paved a few years ago.

New traffic signals are scheduled to be installed at Coefields Corners, and PennDOT plans to make some adjustments to the signals at Atlantic Avenue.

“This project will bring significant benefits to our local economy,” James said.  “Our roads play a critical role in allowing customers to reach businesses and products to reach their intended buyers.  I was very pleased to learn that PennDOT will be moving forward with this important project.”

Representative Lee James
64th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact:  Dan Massing
RepJames.com / Facebook.com/RepLeeJames
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