Project tracker

Main Street median

Cost: $7,500

Estimated completion date: Spring

The details

Greenwood will install a median on Main Street, just west of U.S. 31, due to traffic problems caused by vehicles turning left into Dairy Queen, city engineer Mark Richards said. Since the driveway is so close to the intersection, it’s often blocked by a line of cars waiting at the stoplight. Drivers have to wait for an opening to turn into the business, which causes vehicles to back up into the intersection, he said.

The new median will stretch more than 100 feet from the intersection and would prevent people from turning left. Drivers heading west on Main Street would turn south on U.S. 31 and enter from the highway, and traffic heading north on U.S. 31 could U-turn and use the same entrance, Richards said.

Traffic leaving the restaurant and going west on Main Street will have the hardest time getting out. Drivers will either have to head south on U.S. 31 or east on Main Street and then U-turn to get back to the intersection.

The progress

City council members approved designing the new median, despite Dairy Queen’s owner protesting this fall that the median would hurt his business. Construction won’t start until spring, Richards said.

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Mail P.O. Box 699, Franklin, IN, 46131.