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6-28-19 Aerial Photo of Construction

6-25-18 Yield to Incoming Traffic from the Left

YIELD TO INCOMING TRAFFIC FROM THE LEFT After the first month of action on the new section of Franklin Boulevard, we have a few tips based on questions received from drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists: Drivers entering a roundabout must yield to vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians already in the roundabout. The 25 mph sign is the …

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5-29-18 Good News: Open Now

Thanks to everyone once again for your patience throughout the project. – Kristi Krueger, City of Springfield Project Manager and Principal Engineer New Franklin Boulevard opened for traffic last week, four months ahead of schedule. The project is touching up some final items in the coming weeks. All of the project elements are completed and in use, …

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4-23-18 Ahead of Schedule!

Spring is here, and the City of Springfield plans to complete the project and open all lanes of traffic by early June. Already, the City has opened the westbound left on Brooklyn, and Dari Mart customers are appreciative. The project is four months ahead of schedule.   March, 2018 November, 2017 A stand of large trees …

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3-12-18 Aerial Photo of Construction

   

2-9-18 Aerial Photo of Construction

2-9-18 Aerial photo of Franklin Boulevard Phase 1 Construction in Glenwood

11-30-17 A Productive Season

  A PRODUCTIVE SEASON It has been a productive construction season for New Franklin Boulevard!  Starting in April of this year, crews worked steadily to build sidewalks, curbs, stormwater planters, bicycle facilities, and travel lanes for both the north and south portions of the roundabout. Construction will be minimal over the holiday season, starting again …

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11-1-17 Aerial Photo of Construction

10-30-17 Aerial photo of Franklin Boulevard Phase 1 Construction in Glenwood

Check out this aerial image of the work completed on New Franklin Boulevard as of October 30, 2017! The image was taken with a drone by Wildish Construction Co., the contractor for the project. Click on image to enlarge.

10-30-17 Striping and New Concrete

STRIPING AND NEW CONCRETE More progress has been made on New Franklin Boulevard! Late last week, striping occurred for the eastbound lanes, and eastbound traffic was moved onto the new concrete. Plus, the eastbound right turn from Franklin Boulevard to South Franklin Boulevard/ McVay Highway opened (see detour map below). We appreciate travelers continuing to use caution …

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10-3-17 Aerial Photo of Construction

Check out this aerial image of the work completed on New Franklin Boulevard as of October 3, 2017! The image was taken with a drone by Wildish Construction Co., the contractor for the project.  Click on image to enlarge.