Adaptive Signal Control Technology in Cool Springs
The City of Franklin is utilizing Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds (80%), along with a 20% local funds match, to design and implement Adaptive Signal Control Technology (ASCT) at several intersections in the Cool Springs area. The approximate total cost of the project is $1.6 million dollars. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020. Adaptive turn on expected to happen in mid-2020. Read more about the project here Adaptive Signal Control Technology in Cool Springs.
Columbia Avenue Widening and Improvements
The widening of Columbia Avenue (SR-6) is needed to accommodate the projected traffic volume and increase the mobility and safety to and from downtown Franklin. The Board of Mayor and Alderman have selected a 5-lane concept with access control. The total cost of the project is estimated at $39,475,200. Final design is underway and should be complete in early 2020. The right-of-way and easement acquisition process will begin later in 2020, with construction expected to begin in 2022. For more details go to Columbia Avenue Widening and Improvements
East McEwen Drive Phase 4 Improvements
This widening project utilizes primarily City funds, along with $10M in Federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds, to widen and improve East McEwen Drive, from east of the roundabout at Cool Springs Boulevard/Oxford Glen Drive to Wilson Pike (SR-252). The final project will be a median divided, 4-lane facility with left-turn lanes as needed. The project will include: curb & gutter, sidewalk, a multi-use path, and street lighting. Total cost is estimated at $34,057,000. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2021 and is expected to be complete in 2024. For more information go to East McEwen Drive Phase 4 Improvements
East McEwen Drive Phase 5 Extension
The City of Franklin is partnering with the City of Brentwood to extend East McEwen Drive from Wilson Pike (SR-252) to the Brentwood-Franklin city limits. This project will include: curb & gutter, a multi-use trail, and street lighting. The costs of this project are being split between the City of Brentwood and the City of Franklin and will assist in alleviating safety concerns on Clovercroft Road near the Breezeway School. Total cost is estimated at $18,384,800. Construction is expected to begin in 2022 with completion taking approximately 18 months. See more about the East McEwen Phase 5 Project.
East McEwen Drive Roundabout Improvements
The City of Franklin is utilizing City funds to improve the roundabout at the intersection of East McEwen Drive and Cool Springs Boulevard/Oxford Glen Drive. This project will add a right-turn bypass lane for both eastbound and westbound motorists and is expected to reduce both congestion and crashes at this intersection. Total cost is estimated to be $2,100,000. Construction began in June 2019, with completion anticipated in early 2020. See more information here East McEwen Drive Roundabout Improvements
Franklin Road Corridor Improvements and Streetscape
Pedestrian safety and utility upgrades are the primary reasons for this project. New sidewalks will provide a safe way for pedestrians to access Harlinsdale Farm, Jamison Station and the Factory from downtown Franklin. Total cost is estimated to be $18,178,952. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 with an estimated completion in 2022. See more here Franklin Road Corridor Improvements and Streetscape.
Long Lane and Old Peytonsville Road Connector
Included in the update to the Major Thoroughfare Plan are 2 crossings of I-65. This project is one of those crossings as is intended to connect Old Peytonsville Road with Long Lane. The main advantage of this crossing is to allow for traffic inter-connectivity across I-65 without having to use Goose Creek By-Pass or Highway 96. This connection will help reduce traffic on our arterial roadways and provide options to avoid future congestion at the Goose Creek Interchange. This roadway will help future and existing businesses in the area by reducing congestion and making this an attractive place to live and work. The total cost of this project is estimated to be $22,613,525. Design will begin in 2019, Right-of-way and easement acquisition will begin in 2021. Construction is slated to begin in 2022. For more information go to Long Lane Overpass.
The Northwest extension of Mack Hatcher is included as part of the City’s Major Thoroughfare Plan. Proposed improvements are to extend Mack Hatcher from Hillsboro Road to Townsend Boulevard in the Westhaven subdivision. This is a TDOT/City Project. Total construction cost is $45,122,600, with the City contributing $1,250,000 toward the multi-use trail. The City also spent $5M toward design and right-of-way acquisition for this project. Construction began in early 2019, with estimated completion set for November 2021. See more information here Mack Hatcher Parkway Northwest Extension.
The Mack Hatcher Extension is included on the City's Major Thoroughfare Plan. Proposed improvements are to extend Mack Hatcher from the Westhaven Subdivision’s southern property line to Columbia Pike. The cross section is proposed to be 4-lanes (12' wide each) with raised median, multi-use path on the inside, street lighting at intersections and other appurtenances as required. Mack Hatcher Parkway went through a Context Sensitive Design (CSD) process that has been approved and that adds some elements to the project. The project length is approximately 22,000 LF. There is currently no timetable set for this project. See more information here Mack Hatcher Parkway Southeast Widening.
North Royal Oaks Boulevard/Mallory Lane and Liberty Pike Intersection Upgrade
As part of the FY 2017-2026 Capital Investment Program the Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved $2,200,000 to fund the design and right-of-way acquisition associated with improvements to the intersection of Mallory Lane, Royal Oaks Boulevard, and Liberty Pike. The project will reconstruct the intersection as a multi-lane roundabout. Design and right-of-way acquisition will happen in 2019 and 2020. Construction is projected to occur in 2021. See more details about the project here North Royal Oaks Boulevard/Mallory Lane and Liberty Pike Intersection Upgrade.
SR-96-West Multi-Use Trail
The City of Franklin received a series of Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) grants for funding of a multi-use trail on SR 96 West. This next phase will extend the trail all the way to downtown Franklin from Vera Valley Drive. Total cost of the project is $5,293,900, including $1,800,000 in federal funds. Construction is estimated to begin in 2019 with completion in 2021. See more about the project here SR-96 West Multi-Use Trail.
US Army Corps of Engineers Home Raising Program
The US Army Corps of Engineers and City of Franklin are partnering on a home raising/lifting project that elevates up to 35 eligible homes out of the floodplain (Base Flood Elevation/100-Yr. Storm Event). This program is part of the Corps’ Harpeth River Feasibility Study (stemming from the May 2010 flood), which identifies flood risk management options for residents within the Harpeth River Watershed. See more about the project here US Army Corps of Engineers Home Raising Program.