Column: City doing everything it can during construction


Construction continues on East Court Street in Franklin. Local business owners say it is hurting sales. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Road construction and infrastructure improvements on North Main and East and West Court streets in downtown Franklin have recently been under scrutiny for causing inconvenience and a financial hardship for downtown businesses.

Here is a brief history of the North Main Street Project. It had been funded and scheduled for nearly 10 years; construction was scheduled to last nearly two years, and multiple public meetings were conducted with a preconstruction meeting in April 2012 with approximately 150 people in attendance.

As for the Court Street project, a public meeting was conducted at Beeson Hall outlining the project with timelines and renderings provided by engineers. The meeting was well-attended with valuable input from residents resulting in the overwhelming consent to move forward.


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