CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Norfolk Southern is poised to build southcentral Pennsylvania's second major intermodal freight transport facility, the Franklin County Area Development Corp. president announced Thursday morning.
L. Michael Ross said Norfolk Southern intends to develop a facility similar to the new one used by CSX in Guilford Township, Pa. The Norfolk Southern facility is proposed at Exit 3 of Interstate 81 in what will be the Antrim Commons Business Park. The exit is 3 miles north of the Maryland state line.
Once operational, the facility could spur the development of an additional travel lane on the highway, Ross said during his organization's annual meeting.
A past study highlighted a need for the added lane, Ross said. Officials also are looking to create an I-81 exit south of Chambersburg to better serve CSX, he said.