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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.

9-28-17 Right Turn Open

RIGHT TURN OPEN Work on New Franklin Boulevard is ahead of schedule.  As of yesterday, the right turn lane from South Franklin Boulevard/McVay Highway onto Franklin Boulevard is now open.  Please continue to use caution in the area as construction crews work on other features of the project. Click image for full detour map Why …

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9-14-17 We Are Making Progress

Print Version of Franklin E-Update 9-17   We Are Making Progress       Click on this drone image to see recent progress Construction is exciting and often complicated. It is exciting to see the new concrete framework for bioswales and rain gardens where plants and soil will clean out the pollutants that get washed …

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6-13-17 Working Hard to Troubleshoot

Print Version of Franklin E-Update 6-17 Working Hard to Trouble-Shoot       Thank you for reporting concerns and for sharing suggestions for improvements.  We recognize that life in or near a construction zone can be difficult and the City is truly committed to doing what we can to help. We are working hard to fix the …

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5-23-17 Detour Starts Wednesday

Preparations are complete and the detour will go into effect Wednesday morning, May 24th.  The intersection of Franklin Boulevard and South Franklin (McVay Highway 225) will be closed to turns while under construction.  A detour, as shown below, will be provided to access all businesses and residences. Wednesday afternoon traffic will be shifted to the …

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5-1-17 Construction Detour, All Businesses Open

Beginning in mid-May 2017, the intersection of Franklin Boulevard and South Franklin (McVay Highway 225) will be closed to turns while under construction. Construction will take place between 7 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday, unless otherwise notified.  A detour will be provided to access all businesses and residences.   How can I get up-to-date information …

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3-29-17 Construction Underway in Glenwood

The next steps to prepare for the road construction are about to start, while utility work continues day and night. Beginning in mid-April, Wildish Construction Company will prepare six buildings for removal. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department will take advantage of the opportunity to use the buildings for trainings before they are demolished. By mid-May, road …

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