Friday, July 11, 2014

Streetscape Information Meeting Recap

Last night's Public Meeting about the Downtown Improvement Project drew approximately 50 business owners and residents interested in learning more about the construction schedule and scope.

According to Town Administrator Jeffrey Nutting and representatives from Walsh Contracting and the Commonwealth, work will begin this month on Lincoln Street to Main Street in front of Dean College and last through the fall. 

Major construction on Main, East Central and West Central streets, the train bridge and part of Summer Street will begin next April and last through the 2015 construction season. Project managers hope to wrap up all construction and paving by the end of 2015 but the official end date is July 2016. 

A handout from Thursday's meeting shows streets color coded to indicate the type of work to be done over the next 18-24 months. The green lines indicate Full Depth Reclamation work to be done on Lincoln and Main streets and work on Summer St. (includes a Town project) beginning this month. This and more detailed maps are available through the Town. 

The Town of Franklin will hold weekly meetings to keep the public informed of the schedule, road closures and detours, parking issues and any other issues. The town will also regularly post updates on its website,, and through Twitter on @TOFranklinMA. 

The Partnership will endeavor to share those posts and tweets as construction progresses on this website and on Twitter via @FranklinDowntwn. 

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Click here to read Matt Tota's Milford Daily News story Downtown Franklin improvements begin this month.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Reminder: Pre-Construction Meeting Thursday

The Town of Franklin is holding a pre-construction meeting on Thursday, July 10, at 6:30 p.m., to inform the public about the Streetscape construction proposed schedule and process. The project is now scheduled to begin this month.

The meeting will be held at the Pierce Science Building on the Dean College campus, at the corner of Emmons and Main Streets (click here for Dean College map).

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

FDP Businesses Among Wicked Local's Winners

Congratulations to the many Franklin Downtown Partnership member businesses who were chosen for top honors in the 2014 Wicked Local Readers Choice Awards. 

Thousands voted for businesses in 75 categories. Click here to see the entire list of Readers Choice winners.

 Well done -- you're all winners in our eyes!

Acorn Animal Hospital

Artistry Kitchen & AK Bistro

Bamboo House

Berry Insurance

Chestnut Dental Associates

CVS Pharmacy, Franklin

Dean Bank

Digital Credit Union (DCU)

Dr. Jeffrey Morrill and Associates

Elizabeth's Bagels

Ferguson Enterprises

Ficco's Bowl-A-Drome

Franklin Historical Museum

Franklin Pizza & Deli

Franklin School for the Performing Arts

Franklin Yoga & Wellness

Hampton Inn Franklin

Hang Tai Chinese Cuisine

Hockomock Area YMCA/Bernon Family Branch

Jane's Frames

Keefe Insurance

Making Whoopie...

Pisini Shoe Store

Pour Richard's Wine & Spirits

Pretty Is Pink

Rick's Restaurant

Rockland Trust Bank

The Rome Restaurant

SELF Aesthetics Medical Spa

Simon's Furniture

The Adirondack Club

the cake bar

Vallee's Jewelers

Van Roon Chiropractic

Vicario Studio

July 10 Public Meeting on Streetscape Construction

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