Work on Franklin’s new roundabout smoothing out

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A mound of dirt in the center of Franklin’s new roundabout will get lower when the project is finished, but drivers shouldn’t expect it to be low enough to see across the intersection.

The dirt that will remain and the shrubs, trees and flowers that will be planted will be tall enough to block your view across the central island, and that’s intentional. At a roundabout, blocking a driver’s view actually makes the intersection safer, project engineers said.

Currently several feet of dirt are piled up in the center of the roundabout, which is expected to be complete before school starts on Aug. 6.

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