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Portland leaders discuss plan to redesign Franklin Arterial, make area more walkable

Posted on AllSides February 26th, 2024
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PORTLAND (WGME) – Franklin Arterial in Portland is one of the busiest roads in the state and a relatively fast way to get across the city, but that convenience comes at the cost of it not being a walkable area. Now, city leaders are talking about changing that. A redesign plan for Franklin Street was actually approved by the city council back in 2015, but the project was put on hold three years later because of funding issues. Franklin Street is a four-lane road that divides the downtown, especially for...

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