HWC provided design and construction services for this project in phases. The King Street corridor, previously SR 44 in Franklin, Indiana, is the primary gateway from I-65 into the City.
Improvements along the corridor function as a gradual gateway into Franklin with an emphasis on enhanced roadway elements, such as curbed and planted medians, reduced lane widths and other traffic-calming features. Portions of the project utilized INDOT federal aid funds.
Pedestrian improvements were added along the north and south sides of King Street to improve connectivity to the surrounding neighborhoods, schools and the Franklin Historic Trails system.
- Project stemmed from City’s I-65 Economic Development Plan
- Redeveloped the City’s gateway corridor into a linear park
- Included gateway towers depicting community values
- Included parallel trails on both sides of the roadway with gateway signage and plaza areas
The King Street Corridor project was a finalist of the Indy Chamber’s 2020 Monumental Award. This award celebrates the built environment in the nine-County Indianapolis region. By their definition, a vibrant built environment includes an improved overall quality of life and attracts talented individuals to call the Indianapolis region their home. This award also showcases the economic development growth of the metro area. The King Street project represents the definition of a vibrant built environment through the impactful gateway statement with artful amenities that bring life into Franklin.