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Only twenty minutes south of Indianapolis, Franklin is an exciting blend of tradition and innovation. Franklin has a rich history, dating back to its founding in 1823. Our downtown boasts traditional main street shops, coffeehouses and restaurants, and the outstanding academic institution of Franklin College. Victorian mansions line King and Jefferson streets, and our trails provide plenty of opportunities for a quiet walk or a scenic jog.

Franklin is also a city on the move. It is home to a state-of-the-art high school, a bustling night life, and nonprofit groups that work hard to advance our quality of life. Our pro-business attitude and strategic location have attracted companies globally, including seven Japanese corporations.

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King Street is OPEN and it is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you to our contractors (O'Mara Contracting and Crossroad Engineering) for finishing two months early! ... See moreSee less

 

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I drove on it today! It is beautiful!

Yay! It’s finished and so many of us are excited for it! I love franklin!

That’s awesome!

It was such a noce ride home from work! Thank you!

Fantastic! Looks great!!

Thank goodness

Wonderful😊

Looking Good

Yay!

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Is this complete and done early?

Yay!!

Wahoo!!

Looks beautiful!

Woohoo - thank you!

I love Franklin!!

Will check this out tomorrow.

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Unbelievable how long our city was disrupted.

Lived at 598 E. King St. for some time.

Glad it is finally open but please watch for walkers/bikers as you are driving.

Now fix the roundabout situation at Main and Walnut behind Northwood. Morning drop off is atrocious. My kids aren't even getting into the parking lot before the late bell rings.

About damn time

Only took 4 years

Yeah do you see how many people roll thru stop signs ?

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Forsythe area construction update from our contractor:

We will be closing Hamilton Avenue from 770 Hamilton Avenue (Old Street Department) to Glendale Drive and Forsythe Street from Hamilton Avenue to Ross Court. The buses will not be able to drive through the closure area during construction. The excavation for the sewer replacement will take up all of the road width. We will be providing access to residents during the work but their access will be changing regularly based on the location of the sewer operation. There will be access to Ross Court on Forsythe from the south and to Glendale Drive on Hamilton/Hurricane from the east. We anticipate this closure to start as soon as Monday August 19th and to last until late in the fall. Attached is a map which indicate the detours that we will be posting around the work site. Any barricades placed outside of the immediate work area will be staggered to allow for traffic flow.
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Forsythe area construction update from our contractor:

We will be closing Hamilton Avenue from 770 Hamilton Avenue (Old Street Department) to Glendale Drive and Forsythe Street from Hamilton Avenue to Ross Court. The buses will not be able to drive through the closure area during construction. The excavation for the sewer replacement will take up all of the road width. We will be providing access to residents during the work but their access will be changing regularly based on the location of the sewer operation. There will be access to Ross Court on Forsythe from the south and to Glendale Drive on Hamilton/Hurricane from the east. We anticipate this closure to start as soon as Monday August 19th and to last until late in the fall. Attached is a map which indicate the detours that we will be posting around the work site. Any barricades placed outside of the immediate work area will be staggered to allow for traffic flow.

 

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Please post a map that is readable.

I can’t read the map because it’s blurry when I zoom in. I’m a bus driver and need to make a stop just south of Ross Court. Will I be able to get in to that area and then back into the business drive across the street to exit the area? Thanks.

Another four your project.

Kourtney Clark great that’s literally right where we live

Brian Smith

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2 weeks ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

Happy birthday Toodleydoo Toys!Join the PaRtY! We're celebrating 5 years of business today by giving YOU a gift! Shop in store or online and save $5* off your $25+ purchase! Thank you for making the last 5 years possible. Obviously, without you, we wouldn't be here! #morethanjustatoystore #5wildyears #weplaywelearnwelove
*One discount per family please. If you really want to double dip, you can use it once online and once in store!
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Happy birthday Toodleydoo Toys!

 

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Thanks for giving us a great downtown to PLAY in! β™₯️

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I might be old school but you can't stop progress and I think Franklin has really stepped up to the plate. How they made downtown Franklin so beautiful but then yet so nostalgic. We have to agree on progress folks that means more money in our pockets. I think what's happening now it's the best thing that's ever happened I am proud to be from Franklin #god bless America

We enjoyed 10 Pins the other night. Love!

Love being able to see these updates of my hometown, even though I now live 2,000+ miles away! ❀️ Still more concerned about the contamination issues though, as several of my childhood friends spent their whole childhood growing up in those immediate neighborhoods...

Looking good!

I love Franklin!! ❀πŸ₯°

Looks very progressive!

Franklin looks great!

This just makes me sad. Don't get me wrong. It looks great! But I'm old and nostalgic. It used to feel like a small town. That's why I liked it. I guess progress happens.

Awesome!!

Now if they could clean the soil, air and water.

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What was the scene of the red path with colorful square umbrella tents? Where is that?

How's that TCE contamination cleanup progressing, don't care too much about roundabouts, but children getting cancer from the water and air quality are a much greater concern to many!

Get while the goings good.

I ❀️ Franklin!!

Now if they could spend some money on actually fixing the roads around Franklin, that would be nice.

And a Dunkin’ Donuts

Are you going to build a roundabout at Commerce and Arvin?

Chick-fil-A 2020

We need a chick fill a

Menards behind Meijer too

And still no mention of Smoke on the Square? Why did you all cancel it?

Umbargers won't be in the City will it?

So are all the round abouts meant to confuse the cancer?

Is Forsythe going to be closed between Hamilton and King St. soon?

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2 weeks ago

City of Franklin, Indiana - Government

NNO has been cancelled!
Please share!!!Due to the forecast of strong storms possible later today, we are cancelling tonight's National Night Out event for everyone's safety.

We are hoping to reschedule it for a later date and will keep everyone posted!

The Bloodmobile will still be there holding the Blood Drive from 5-8pm in the Rec Center parking lot. We encourage you to go donate if you can, as the every day need for blood donations does not diminish.

Photo credit: Monica Park

Kirby Cochran Sr.
City of Franklin, Indiana - Government
City of Franklin Fire Department
Duane Burgess - Johnson County Sheriff
Discover Downtown Franklin
Franklin Parks & Recreation
Lickity Slick Snowball Shop
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NNO has been cancelled! 
Please share!!!

 

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