Greene Township Village of Scotland: Main Street reconstruction begins
The long awaited reconstruction of Main Street in Scotland will finally get underway this week.
The entire length of Main Street — almost 1 1/2 miles — is slated for reconstruction by the state Department of Transportation.
This multiple-phase project includes base repairs; drainage installation; resurfacing, reconstruction; curb and sidewalk installation; box culvert installation, and other miscellaneous construction the entire length of Main Street.
Main Street Scotland was once a part of Route 997. As traffic increased on the state road, PennDOT built a bypass around the town about 50 years ago. Today, the old part of the highway running through the village has a state road designation of Route 1006; but it is better known as Scotland’s Main Street. It intersects at either end with Route 997.
On Monday, the state will close Garver Lane, followed by the Phase 1 closure of Main Street between Garver Lane and Lincoln Street in the near future. Look for construction updates and schedules on Franklin County Free Press as they become available.
The Greene Township municipal buildings and Magisterial District Court 39-3-04 (the office and courtroom of Judge Kristin Nichols), as well as residences on Garver Lane will be accessible via Lincoln Street. The detour for the Main Street will be Route 997.
Cottles Asphalt Maintenance, of New Cumberland, PA, is the prime contractor on the $5,001,685 project.