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August 4, 2014 - We found this document outlining proposed improvements
to Route 896 on PennDot's website. No specific timetable has been set
for any of these proposed road modifications. We will post any new
developments to this proposal as they unfold.
April 8, 2013 - A meeting was held to kick off the ARLE Grant
State Route 896 / 841 Traffic Signal Project. Representatives from
McCormick Taylor, PENNDOT and the Township were in attendance and
developed an action list of items to complete. Click Here for more information
If you encounter a dead animal on one of our Township's roadways please do one of the following: Call the Township Office and we will call it in, OR If it is a PennDOT Road – Call PennDOT’s Chester County Maintenance Department at 484-340-3201. If it is on a Township-maintained roadway report it to the Fish and Game Commission at 610-926-1966. Thank you!
Please Report Downed Trees to the Township office at 610-255-5212 or via email.
Township Roads vs. PennDOT Roads Road Information for Residents
Our Township has many State roads and private roads within its borders. This Map shows the roads maintained by Franklin Township.
If there is a problem with any of these roads, call the office at (610) 255-5212. The Township is also responsible for most of the roads located within completed subdivisions.
State roads are maintained by PennDOT. Franklin Township does not pave, repair, salt, or set the speed limit for these State roads. If there is a problem with a State road call PennDOT at (484) 340-3201 (7 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Click Here for a complete list of State and Township roads.
PHOTOS FROM THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
Pothole Update from John Lawrence
State Representative John Lawrence has been working directly with PennDOT District 6 officials who advised that an “Emergency Contract” has been signed effective last Friday to address several specific problem spots. This contract includes selective milling and pothole repair, as opposed to simply dropping paving mix into the pothole. Representative Lawrence has provided us with this update on pothole repairs in our Township and in the surrounding community. PennDOT plans to begin repair work immediately on Route 896 from the 796 intersection south past 841 to the Gypsy Hill Rd intersection including the village of New London, with milling work to be done at the “La Sicilia” curve near Den Road. In addition, PennDOT has advised that crews will be out every day this week (weather permitting) on the Route 1 Bypass patching potholes. WHAT YOU CAN DO
To report a pothole or road conditions that need attention, the best thing to do is to call PennDOT’s pothole hotline. The number is 1-800-FIX-ROAD, or 1-800-349-7623. You can also contact Rep. Lawrence's office at (610) 869-1602. Click Here for Representative John Lawrence's comprehensive update on roads in our area.
PECO Plans Equipment Inspections
PECO has notified the Township that they will be inspecting aerial power lines and electrical equipment from now through the end of May. Click Here to read a copy of their letter.
ATTENTION YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
The PSATS Youth Awards Program recognizes youth groups throughout the state that have made valuable contributions to their communities. Eligible youth groups include school clubs, Girl and Boy Scout troops, civic service youth organizations, church youth groups and 4-H clubs. To be eligible, a project must involve youth in the planning and implementation. Four winners will each receive a $500 cash award and a framed certificate at the next Chester County Association of Township Officials convention. Click Here for more details.
Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company Plans to Upgrade Pipeline
The Chester County Pipeline Information Center website provides a wide range of information on proposed pipeline projects and operators, regulatory agencies, the regulatory process, pipeline maps, and other pipeline resources. The interactive pipeline map allows anyone in the county to enter their address and determine their proximity to existing pipelines.
VERIZON FiOS TV STILL NOT AVAILABLE IN FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
Once again Verizon appears to be directing residents to call the Township to complain about holding up a contract for FiOS TV services. THIS IS NOT TRUE. Since early 2013 the Township has been waiting for Verizon to present us with a franchise agreement. Verizon's management acknowledges that the delay is with Verizon, not the Township. If you speak to a Verizon sales representative who blames the holdup on the Township, please get the name of the representative and contact Mr. Daniel Reavy, Verizon Municipal Representative, at 215-362-1900. Click Here for more information.
Installation of Speed Tables Considered for Old School House Road
Franklin Township has decided to consider the placement of a series of speed tables as a solution to manage the excessive speed of traffic along the lengt of Old School House Road from 841. Click Here for more information
Almost 127 Acres in Franklin Township has been Preserved in Perpetuity Click Here for more information
Please Recycle Your Cardboard!
Recycling Cardboard is a responsible way to support our community, our future, and our planet. Click Here for more information
Community Awareness Bulletins are produced by The Pennsylvania State
Police Criminal Intelligence Center (PaCIC) as a means to inform the
general public of developing crime trends and potential safety issues
that impact our communities.
Tri-State Marker Trail Dedication & 250th Anniversary Celebration of the Mason-Dixon Survey
Saturday June 6, 2015, join the Friends of White Clay Creek Preserve and the Wilmington Trail Club on National Trails Day as they celebrate the accomplishments of the Mason-Dixon Survey and dedicate the completed northern segment of the Tri-State Marker Trail. The brief dedication ceremony will be at 11 AM at the Tri-State Marker.
Town Tours & Village Walks
Town Tours & Village Walks is a series of free summer strolls through historic Chester County neighborhoods, hamlets, villages and sites. The season starts on June 11th at 5:30 PM with a tour in West Chester entitled “Businesses, Neighborhoods, and Civil Rights.” Click Here for more information about this series
The Pennsylvania Land Trust Association has published a Guide to Nature Play. You can view or download the beautifully illustrated edition. Or click here for more information.
Donate a Car to Charity
Wheels For Wishes is a car donation program benefiting Make-A-Wish® Philadelphia and Susquehanna Valley. We are proud to offer an easy way to recycle or donate unwanted cars, trucks, motorcycles, SUVs, RVs, or even boats, by turning them into a wish for a local child.