The City of Franklin is working with TDOT and the City’s contractors to speed up the completion date of the Franklin Road project. The only downside? If you commute on Franklin Road, you may be looking at a detour. From September 6th – 23rd, the southbound lane between Liberty Pike and First Avenue will be closed (the northbound lane of Franklin Road will remain open).
This Franklin Road lane closure and detour will allow Civil Constructors to perform expedited roadway grading and paving on both the current Franklin Road southbound lane and new center turn lane (between the Harpeth River bridge and Liberty Pike). The contractor estimates a project schedule acceleration of 4 weeks which will move the paving operation earlier into November 2022. This would hopefully prevent the need for a cold weather paving plan or having to wait until Spring 2023 for final paving.
“We understand this will be a temporary inconvenience for some residents but closing this lane will allow our contractor to work continuously without the hindrance of traffic. This temporary closure will help to complete the infrastructure work so we can get paving completed by the end of the year,” said City Administrator Eric Stuckey. “We appreciate our community’s patience while we work to complete this project as soon as we can.”
Southbound Franklin Road traffic will be detoured at Mack Hatcher to Hillsboro Road. Local traffic will be allowed from Mack Hatcher to Liberty Pike. Full access will be available to Harlinsdale Farm and the Factory.
See detour map below: