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Mayor Joe McGuinness gives his State of The City address Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at the ArtCraft Theater in Franklin, Indiana. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Construction crews were a noticeable fixture in Franklin last year as the city started projects to improve roads, add more parking and renovate the city’s pool.

Residents should expect more work in 2013, Mayor Joe McGuinness said.

“I gain great satisfaction from seeing positive, tangible results, and it will be difficult to trump 2012. But we will,” McGuinness said.

On Tuesday, McGuinness gave his State of the City address at the Artcraft Theatre and told residents that the city plans to keep road and infrastructure projects on a continual cycle, with workers starting a new project as others end.

Future projects include repaving a section of South Street and upgrading South Main Street with new sidewalks and landscaping.

Both projects are on the south side of downtown and are set to begin this summer as work ends on the city’s parking project, which will create nearly 100 new parking spaces downtown.

Residents will also notice improvements where dozens of homes were damaged in the 2008 flood.

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