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Paving in Franklin Township closes Church Hill Road

07/01/2016 10:30AM ● By J. Chambless

By John Chambless
Staff Writer

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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