Caption: (Back row, from L to R) Tim Friese, Fayetteville Contractors; Bob Thomas, Franklin County Commissioner; Travis Brookens, Greene Township; Craig Mellott, Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.; John Massimilla, COO Chambersburg Hospital, Kimberly Rzomp, CFO for Summit Health. (Front Row, with shovels from L to R): Allen Coffman, Borough of Chambersburg; Shawn Corwell, Greene Township; Senator Rich Alloway, R-33; Pat O’Donnell, President and CEO of Summit Health, Representative Rob Kauffman
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa.  – Officials from Summit Health, Greene Township, the Borough of Chambersburg, as well as Senator Rich Alloway and Representative Rob Kauffman gathered Monday morning to break ground on the N. Chambersburg Improvements Project.

The project is a joint public-private partnership between Chambersburg Health Services, an affiliate of Summit Health, the Borough of Chambersburg, and Greene Township and aims to enhance the efficiency and integration of the local road network in the growing commercial area of Norland Avenue.

President and CEO of Summit Health Pat O’Donnell explained the necessity of the project at the ceremony.  “As our community continues to see growth, it is essential that our road network continues to allow local drivers efficient access to the places they need to go, including to healthcare facilities,” he said.  “We are so appreciative of the support from Senator Rich Alloway and Representative Rob Kauffman, who have both been greatly involved since the project’s inception.”

The three-part project includes the extension of Parkwood Drive north into Greene Township, tying into the Grand Point and Kohler Roads intersection; reconstruction and extension of St. Paul Drive to intersect with Parkwood Drive; and a series of improvements to the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Norland Avenue.

Fayetteville Contractors will be completing the project, which is expected to be under construction through December of 2017.