Franklin County Rural Planning Organization (RPO), which represents all the municipalities in the county, is responsible for the planning, prioritization, and programming of transportation projects in Franklin County.

 

Major Corridors:

I-81 and US 11, connecting Franklin County with Harrisburg to the north and Hagerstown to the south

I-76 and US 30 connecting to York, Lancaster and Philadelphia to the east and Pittsburgh to the west.

 

Transit

The only public transportation in the Franklin County area is the ride-share program for senior citizens.† The public transportation is operated by the Franklin County Integrated Transportation System throughout the County.† There is no intercity bus servicing Franklin County.

 

Aviation

One general aviation airport, the Franklin County Regional Airport, serves the Franklin County and surrounding area.† Residents must travel to the Washington County Regional Airport north of Hagerstown, MD to obtain commercial airline service.

Rail Freight

Two major freight railroad lines (Norfolk Southern and CSX Transportation, Inc.) serve Franklin County.† Norfolk Southernís mainline connects Hagerstown, Maryland with the major yards in the Harrisburg area.† Besides providing freight service to local industries and shippers, Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing an intermodal facility adjacent to the I-81/US 15 Interchange (Exit 3) just south of Greencastle.† CSX Transportation, Inc. has trackage rights on Norfolk Southernís rail line.† CSX Transportation Inc. serves local shippers and industries and has completed the construction of a small intermodal center near the interchange of I-81 and PA 316.††



Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)

To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in the Franklin RPO, several key transportation projects are included in first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program.† Some of these key projects include:

 

 Philadelphia Ave. Bridge Replacement on US 11 over the Conococheague Creek in Greene Twp.

 Antrim Way Intersection Improvements at US 11/PA 16

 Interstate Exit 3 Improvements at the US 11/ I-81 (Exit 3) intersection in Antrim Twp.

 US 11/PA 997 Intersection Improvements including lane widening, restriping and possible signal upgrade at the intersection of US 11 and PA 997 in Greene Township

 I-81 Exit 3 Bridge Replacement at US 11 (Molly Pitcher Highway) over Interstate 81 in Antrim Twp.

 Rocky Mountain Creek Bridge Replacement on US-30 over Rocky Mountain Creek in Greene Twp.

 Big Spring Road Bridge Replacement on PA-274 over branch of Tuscarora Creek in Fannett Twp.

 Mercersburg Rd. Bridge Replacement on PA-416 over West Branch Conococheague Creek in Peters Township

 Little Cove Rd. Bridge Rehabilitation on PA-456 over Licking Creek in Warren Twp.

 Orrstown Rd. Bridge 2 Replacement on PA-533 over Lehman Run in Letterkenny Township

 PA 997 over Conodoguinet 2 Bridge Replacement on PA 997 over the Conodoguinet Creek in Lurgan and Letterkenny Townships

 Cumberland Highway Bridge Replacement on PA 997 over Muddy Run in Letterkenny Township

 Lower Horse Valley Road Bridge Replacement on SR 4004 over the West Branch of Conococheague Creek

 Edenville Road Bridge Replacement on SR 4010 (St Thomas-Edenville Road) over Wilson Run in Saint Thomas Township

 

Transportation Program- Second Four Years (2017-2020)

Due to the cost and timing of projects in the first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program, several projects will overlap and continue in the second four years of the Program.† Some of these key projects include:

 Philadelphia Ave. Bridge Replacement on US 11 over the Conococheague Creek in Greene Twp.

 Rocky Mountain Creek Bridge Replacement on US-30 over Rocky Mountain Creek in Greene Twp.

 

 Big Spring Road Bridge Replacement on PA-274 over branch of Tuscarora Creek in Fannett Twp.

 Mercersburg Rd. Bridge Replacement on PA-416 over West Branch Conococheague Creek in Peters Township

 Little Cove Rd. Bridge Rehabilitation on PA-456 over Licking Creek in Warren Twp.

 Orrstown Rd. Bridge 2 Replacement on PA-533 over Lehman Run in Letterkenny Township

 Cumberland Highway Bridge Replacement on PA 997 over Muddy Run in Letterkenny Township

 PA 997 over Conodoguinet 2 Bridge Replacement on PA 997 over the Conodoguinet Creek in Lurgan and Letterkenny Townships

 Lower Horse Valley Road Bridge Replacement on SR 4004 over the West Branch of Conococheague Creek

 Edenville Road Bridge Replacement on SR 4010 (St Thomas-Edenville Road) over Wilson Run in Saint Thomas Township