Frankfort planning Washington Ave. reconstruction project

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FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — The city of Frankfort is in the beginning stages of a reconstruction project on Washington Avenue.

The project, which stretches from Washington Street to Hoke Avenue, is approximately three-quarters-of-a-mile long. It will add sidewalks, new drainage and improve both pedestrian and driver safety.

The construction is not set to start until spring 2018.

But Mayor Chris McBarnes is already excited about the project, and he knows how important this is to the city.

“It’s going to really be the first trail for Frankfort, so bicyclers, joggers, runners can use that multipurpose path and have plenty of space and then the sidewalks can be utilized on the other side,” McBarnes said. “So this is not just being built for semis, and cars and trucks, but also we are keeping the pedestrian in mind.”

The project will be broken up into two phases. Phase one is set to be complete toward the end of 2018.

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