Major Construction Project In the Works

By Ashley Doerzbacher

Published 03/26 2014 05:32PM

Updated 03/26 2014 06:18PM

HOLLIDAYSBURG, BLAIR COUNTY - A big construction project is set to take place at the intersection at Frankstown Road and Route 22.

As it stands now, the plan is calling for moving Reservoir Road by about 250 feet, and putting a stoplight at this four-way intersection. PennDOT also plans on widening Route 22.

Right now, the project is only in the preliminary engineering stages. Tracey Farabaugh, the project manager, said they're looking to start construction in early 2016.

This project is the result of a survey of the area along Route 22. In their research, PennDOT found the need to improve traffic flow. Farabaugh says the intersection is among the top 10% of crash areas in Pennsylvania.

"There's been a lot of rear-end collisions, people trying to make turning movements. The way the intersections is currently aligned the two roads connect with 22 couple hundred feet apart so there's conflicting movements, people having trouble seeing."

PennDOT is trying to minimize any delays or headaches for drivers. On Wednesday night, the public will be able to get your first look at the plans. They will be on display at the Geeseytown Fire Hall during a public meeting starting at 7 PM.

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