Temporary Downtown Transit Terminal Update: Franklin Street Closure
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    Temporary Downtown Transit Terminal Update: Franklin Street Closure

    In an effort to optimize the safety of public traffic circulating in the area of the Temporary Downtown Transit Terminal, effective June 15, 2008 Franklin Street from Santa Fe Street to Oregon Street was restricted to bus traffic only.

    While the temporary bus locations currently in operation have improved pedestrian safety, the closure of Franklin Street will further enhance safety measures. It will also improve the proximity and consolidation of amenities available to Sun Metro customers and serves as a logistical advantage to maintain on-time service.

    As part of the Traffic Control Plan that will be implemented and as a concerted effort to provide improved services to Sun Metro customers during this period, additional canopies, benches and water fountains will be installed along Franklin. Inclusively, added signage will be installed to facilitate the new routing of pedestrians, customers of businesses and vehicular traffic in the impacted area. Existing restroom facilities at the Main Library will continue to be available for Sun Metro customers.

    Additional highlights

    • The closure is expected to be in effect throughout the next several months
    • A small portion of El Paso Street will also be utilized for bus traffic
    • Missouri Avenue traffic circulation returned to its normal conditions
      • All lanes will be open to traffic
      • Parking meters will be available
    • Additional security will be onsite to assist with traffic control measures in place
    • Sun Metro personnel will continue to be on hand to assist customers and direct them to the appropriate boarding locations
    To view the new boarding location map, please click here

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