This week, work is set to begin again along one of Franklin’s main routes.
As soon as today, crews will close sections of King Street and Jefferson Street in Franklin to start the next phases of a multi-million dollar road reconstruction project.
Work on Phase 5, along King Street from Middleton Drive to Eastview Drive, and Phase 6, along Jefferson Street from the railroad crossing to Branigin Boulevard, will go on at the same time, and both are expected to be done by July 31.
Here is what you need to know:
What will be closed?
•King Street, between Middleton Drive and Eastview Drive, will close during the work. Traffic will be detoured onto Jefferson Street, from Milford Drive to Forsythe Street.
•Jefferson Street, from the railroad crossing to Branigin Boulevard, will close. Traffic will be detoured onto Monroe Street, from Edwards Street to Home Avenue.
What will be open?
•The intersection of King Street and Eastview Drive will remain open to traffic heading north and east during construction.
•The intersection of Jefferson Street and Branigin Boulevard will remain open during most of construction, except for a two-week period at the end.
Both Yandes Street and Hurricane Street will operate as two-way streets from Madison Street to Jefferson Street during construction.
Residents and businesses will continue to have access to their properties.
Work on Phase 7 of the project along Jefferson Street, from Branigin Boulevard to Forsythe Street, is planned to start in August and end in November.
The intersection of Forsythe and Jefferson streets will close for a two-week period during construction. Traffic will be detoured to Monroe Street or King Street.