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      Update on Franklin Street construction

      Construction crews have been working for about four weeks on Franklin Street removing sidewalks and reconstructing them on both sides of Franklin, from Normal to Truman State University's recreation building.

      The Franklin Street project is moving right along. Construction crews have been working for about four weeks on Franklin Street removing sidewalks and reconstructing them on both sides of Franklin, from Normal to Truman State University's Campus Recreation Center.

      "We're in the process of removing and reconstructing sidewalks from the recreation building, south to Randolph Street on both sides of the street. We're also construction curb and gutter and installing storm drainage," said project manager Craig Dawson.

      Craig says a target day of August 16 is set for what they call "substantial completion," if the weather cooperates. That means the street is essentially constructed, but will have partial or limited access to pedestrians and motorists.

      He says they want to make sure they provide safety for students returning for the fall semester. After the substantial completion of the project, workers will be adding the amenities to the project.