PennDOT to reveal plans for 997 project

WAYNESBORO—The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will reveal plans for an improvement project at Route 997/Anthony Highway and Route 2015/Orchard Road/Tomstown Road in Washington Township.

The project is currently in design and construction work is anticipated to begin in the early spring of 2022, but plans will be available for public review online in accordance with Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts. A digital version of the information will be available to view online beginning Nov. 30.

This project is being undertaken to increase safety along this section of Route 997 and includes the construction of two new roundabouts on Route 997—one at the intersection of Route 2015 (Orchard Road /Tomstown Road) and the second at the future intersection with Washington Township Boulevard.

According to plans, access to businesses and residences will be maintained at all times. Traffic along Route 997 will be maintained, with single-lane flagging operations planned for short periods of work.

Tomstown Road will be permanently closed early in construction. Orchard Road and Washington Township Boulevard may be detoured for short periods during construction.

The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the project. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project’s potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Information, including roadway plans and a survey form, can be found by visiting

For more information on projects occurring or being bid this year, those made possible by or accelerated by the state transportation funding plan (Act 89), or those on the department’s 4- and 12-year plans, visit