Letter: Questions remain as city adopts road maintenance

John Quinn


To the editor:

I have read with interest recent articles that state that Franklin will take over the maintenance of State Road 44 from U.S. 31 to Interstate 65 from the State of Indiana and how unfriendly streets are to pedestrians.

Who will be responsible for redesigning Jefferson Street when Franklin takes over the maintenance of the roadway? I hope that the same people who created the Main Street debacle will have no input in the project. The way that the wide beautiful boulevard entrance into our downtown was changed into an alley-like maze where a driver has to constantly watch for shifting lanes, narrowing lanes and odd places is dangerous to smooth flowing traffic.

Main Street south of the square has the same problem, especially during the Youngs Creek bridge. Will the final phase of North Main Street be the same disgrace to our growing city and the need for streets to be automobile friendly? Streets are for cars, not pedestrians. By the way, danger to pedestrians is heightened when automobiles are constantly changing direction to avoid traffic.

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