Lessons learned: City warns of road work

About a year before work starts on a major Franklin street, residents are concerned about whether they’ll be able to get to downtown businesses and whether the city will be taking part of their front yards.

Construction on the first phase of rebuilding Jefferson Street, west of U.S. 31, isn’t scheduled to start until next summer, but city officials are addressing questions and concerns early.

After multiple reconstruction projects, such as North Main Street and East and West Court streets, engineers were ready to handle the common questions about access to homes and businesses, removing trees and how long sections of the road will be shut down.

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