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.