Paving in Franklin Township closes Church Hill Road
● By J. Chambless
By John Chambless
Motorists passing through Franklin
Township will be slowed by extensive road work being done on Church
Hill Road between Auburn Road and Emerson Drive. But for people who
live along that road, the ongoing construction is causing some
significant delays and headaches.
The work is slated to continue through July 15, with compaction of the new pavement on Church Hill Road going on through July 7. Wilkinson Builders is also paving Castlebay Lane to Church Hill Road through July 7. Final paving work will take place between July 7 and 15, according to the township.
A notice on the township website
advises, “During the entire process, the road will be closed to
through traffic 24 hours a day. Residents will have access to their
homes, but may experience significant delays. Construction will be
happening during the day and the equipment will be parked in the road
at night. There will be times when there will be uneven pavement. The
road will remain a stone road from June 27 to July 7 to allow
Wilkinson Builders to pave Castlebay Lane (in the Wyndemere
subdivision) down to Church Hill Road, and to allow additional
compaction of Church Hill Road.
“Depending on the day and your location, affected residents may only have access to your homes via the Auburn Road side of Church Hill or via the North Clay Creek side of Church Hill,” the notice continues. “Mail service to a few residents on Church Hill Road could also experience a one-day delay.”
Trash pick-up will remain on the same schedule, but will take place before 7 a.m. to miss the active construction work. The township has alerted emergency services and the State Police about the construction schedule.
Thanks to a run of good, dry weather, the work is being completed on time. The township website notes, “Thank you for your continued patience and please continue to check the website for updates.”
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