Last week milling and initial paving began along Route 8 this week in preparation for paving by IA construction that is expected to be completed by the end of the month according to PennDOT who added they do not expect to have restrictions on to road during Applefest weekend. The three-day fall festival draws tens of thousands of visitors each year.
The city asked the some of the existing lights not be replaced until the new poles arrived. In these cases the work around the poles leaves holes that will be temporarily filled in for Applefest.
"All of this work should be completed as early as the end of next week (weather permitting) but definitely prior to Applefest in order to address safety during a high pedestrian traffic times on that roadway/sidewalk," according to Harry.
"It's the best three days," says Franklin Chamber of Commerce director Jodi Baker Lewis as if her words were programmed to somehow repeat.
More information on the Route 8 project from Route 62 to Polk Cutoff can be found by clicking here.