New decorative stoplights are going up on East King Street near Interstate 65 as part of a massive construction project to create a gateway and improve the roadway in Franklin.

The city is adding new landscaping, lighting and decorative features as part of a project to create a new entrance into the city off the interstate. Crews are also building a roundabout on Paris Drive, adding new pillars and other decorative features and a new trail. The project likely won’t be finished until next year.


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Michele Holtkamp is editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2774.