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      Franklin Street reopens following construction

      <p>After rerouting your commute for several months, you can now drive on Franklin Street.</p>

      After re-routing your commute for several months, you can now drive on Franklin Street.

      The City of Kirksville announced Friday that the Franklin Street detour from Normal to Patterson Street is no longer in effect, and all traffic lanes are open to the traveling public.

      The beginning phases of this project started nearly a year ago. Construction workers replaced old sidewalks with better ones and added a bike lane.

      They also added a new center median with trees, an ornamental fence, along with brick accents and brick cross walks. The new design was built not only to beautify the campus, but also to increase safety.

      The city urges drivers to use caution and be aware of pedestrians crossing the street.