Work begins on Franklin Road improvements

Construction work has begun on Franklin Road north of the Harpeth River bridge. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction work has begun on Franklin Road north of the Harpeth River bridge. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

Construction work has begun on Franklin Road north of the Harpeth River bridge. (Wendy Sturges/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Franklin has begun work to improve the area of Franklin Road from the Harpeth River bridge to Hooper Lane/Harpeth Industrial Court near downtown Franklin.

Barricades have been placed on the west side of the roadway as crews begin work to widen the roadway.

When complete, the roadway will be widened to three lanes and will feature bike lanes on both sides of the road, sidewalks on both sides of the road and decorative street lighting similar to Hillsboro Road.

Timeline: summer 2020-winter 2020-21

Cost: $12.8 million


Funding source: city of Franklin

By Wendy Sturges
A Houston native and graduate of St. Edward's University in Austin, Wendy Sturges has worked as a community journalist covering local government, health care, business and development since 2011. She has worked with Community Impact since 2015 as a reporter and editor and moved to Tennessee in 2019.


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