Portion of South Franklin Street closing next week

Times Leader Staff Report
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WILKES-BARRE — South Franklin Street, between Market and Northampton Street, in Downtown Wilkes-Barre will be closed overnight for necessary utility work, beginning next week.

UGI will replace gas mains beneath Franklin Street over the next few weeks. Once the gas main replacement is complete, UGI will have the street paved from curb to curb.

The project timeline is dependent on weather conditions and unforeseeable underground obstructions.

Night work on South Franklin Street, between Market and Northampton Street, will begin on Monday, July 2, from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. and continue through that week (except on Wednesday, July 4) and the following few weeks. Road closure updates will be released as they become available.

UGI will close the road during construction hours except for emergency personnel and local traffic. UGI and its contractor, Franchelli Enterprises, will work with businesses and residents to provide necessary access to parking facilities.

Temporary restoration of the roadway will occur at the end of each evening shift, so no traffic restrictions will be in place during daylight hours.

Franklin Street, between Market and Northampton Street, will be closed to through traffic. Emergency Vehicles will be able to pass.

Contact individual businesses and non-profits about changes to their evening events. Visit the city’s website (www.wilkes-barre.city), and the city’s Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/wilkesbarrecity) for updated traffic information.

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Times Leader Staff Report