​The area of the township is 39 square miles, and there are a total of 50 miles of paved roads, including 31 miles of roads maintained by the Township and 19 miles of roads maintained by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Road Department
Address:31 Carrolls Tract Road
Phone: 717-642-8531
Fax: 717-642-8004
Email: hbtroads@embarqmail.com
Road Coordinator: J. Edward Deardorff
Roadmaster: Ray Herr, Jr.
Full time road worker: Jim Eyler
Full time road worker: Dana Stevens
Part time road worker: Dick Wivell
Part time road worker: Ed Fitzgerald
​Part time road worker: Clarence Oyler


Nuisance Ordinance No. 2013-04 was adopted in an effort to keep the Township clean and our residents safe. Depositing debris, which includes grass clippings and snow, onto public roads is considered a nuisance and is illegal and prohibited. Grass clippings and/or snow put onto the road creates dangerous driving conditions for motorists.
Another important reminder is that it is the homeowner's responsibility to keep water off the roadways, and to maintain your driveway pipe by removing leaves and debris.

Proposed 2017 Road Projects
The bridge on Hickory Bridge Road was slated to be rehabilitated in 2016 but due to the timing of a grant application and approval for a portion of the improvements, the project has been delayed until 2017. Franklin and Hamiltonban Townships are jointly responsible for the Hickory Bridge Road bridge and must coordinate those efforts between the two townships .• In July of 2016 the Township hired a new Roadmaster, Mr. Ray Herr, Jr. Mr.  Herr is very familiar with the area and with the intricate aspects of road maintenance and repair. Because of his abilities and the assistance of Mr. James Eyler, our road projects did not skip a beat! During 2016 the Road Crew cleared vegetation and tree overhangs from our  roadways, cut and cleaned roadside ditches on the majority of township roads, replaced several crosspipes, prepared Beechwood Drive for crack sealant in a joint project with Gettysburg Borough, Graded and chipped Knox Road to cut the dust, painted several bridges, repaired or replaced delineators for winter season, oversaw road projects on Cold Springs, Bullfrog Rd, Mt. Hope and Gum Springs. For detailed information on any of these projects, please contact the Road Department at 642-8531 or at hbtroads@embargmail.com. See the Budget message for a list of 2017 projects.

As always the Road Department does it's best to remove snow from the roadways as quick and efficient as possible. Please
give the Road Crew room to do their job by leaving room between your vehicle and the snow plow trucks. Slow down and be alert to the road conditions and your surroundings. One important section of the Nuisance Ordinance (2013-04) refers to depositing debris (i.e. snow and grass clippings) on the roadway, we ask for your assistance by refraining from shoveling or blowing snow onto the roadways as it creates a hazard for motorists. Furthermore, snow pushed out onto the road will be pushed back onto your driveway when the snow plow passes your home. For more PennDOT Winter Resources please click on this link.