November 02, 2017
Benjamin Franklin Highway (Route 422) and Route 28 in East Franklin Township will be closed overnight from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. beginning Monday, November 6 through Friday, November 18. This closure is part of the construction of the Freeport Road (Route 3017) bridge, spanning Benjamin Franklin Highway (Route 422) and Route 28 in East Franklin Township, Armstrong County.
While Route 422 and Route 28 are closed, motorists traveling eastbound on Route 422 and northbound Route 28 are directed to follow Business Route 422/Route 268. Motorists traveling westbound Route 422 and southbound Route 28 are directed to follow Business 422/Route 268.
Construction of the Freeport Road (Route 3017) bridge will begin on November 3 and will be completed in the fall of 2018. During this time, an alternating traffic pattern will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.
In the event of unfavorable weather or unforeseen activities, this schedule may change.
The bridge replacement is part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. Replacement of this bridge will allow PennDOT to remove it from Armstrong County’s structurally deficient bridge list.
This bridge is referred to as JV-368 and is one out of the 558 bridges being replaced under the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project. JV references the joint-venture partnership between Walsh/Granite, which is leading construction for the entire project.