By BROOKE WANSER
City of Franklin board and staff will have three meetings over the coming weeks to discuss capital investment projects for transportation, sewer and parks.
The first meeting is Monday, Oct. 15, at 5 p.m., where the Board of Mayor and Aldermen will hear a presentation about transportation initiatives.
Long-term transportation strategy
A budget from 2019-2028 includes projects like widening Franklin Road, Goose Creek Interchange lighting, East McEwen Road Phase 4, the long-awaited Mack Hatcher extension, and filling in sidewalk gaps throughout the city.
In that time frame, projected cost for road improvements total $710.5 million.
Improvements to Carlisle Lane, Long Lane, Mallory Road, Carothers Parkway, Lewisburg Pike and Clovercroft Road are just a few of the future projects that will be discussed.
The Board of Mayor and Aldermen will be asked to submit their top 10 projects, ranked in order of importance.
In November, those rankings will be consolidated by city staff, and financial options will be discussed.
The Board will approve the transportation budget this December or in January of 2019, before the city issues bonds to partially fund capital improvement projects.
Here is when the next two meetings will be held.
Oct. 22, 2 p.m.: Sewer
Oct. 29, 2 p.m.: Parks