Olympia Downtown Alliance & City of Olympia Celebrate the Completion of the Franklin Street Construction


Submitted by Olympia Downtown Alliance

The Olympia Downtown Alliance, in partnership with the City of Olympia, invites the community to an End of the Construction Celebration on Saturday, June 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Franklin and 4th Avenue, downtown Olympia.

We’ll have face painting, jugglers and other roving entertainers. We’ll have a dump truck and backhoe on-site for an up-close look at heavy machinery! Are you curious to know more about the construction process or the finer paving details? We’ll have project managers on-site to answer your most challenging questions. KXXO Mixx 96 will be live on-site—be sure to “Spin the Wheel” while you’re there and win a prize from one of the participating businesses. Everyone wins a prize!

The Franklin Street Improvement project spanned Legion Way to State Avenue. This improvement project added

  • New sidewalks
  • Curb bulb-outs at intersections
  • Decorative pedestrian and street lighting
  • A new concrete street surface
  • New street trees and planters
  • Public art
  • Bike racks

“The Franklin Street project is a great example of the City of Olympia investing in downtown to improve its aesthetic and infrastructure to make it a better place to live and do business. Both the recent Legion Way project and the Franklin Street beautification projects added more ADA accessible, bicycle-friendly, pedestrian-friendly and in the future create festival-ready streets,” said Todd Cutts, Olympia Downtown Alliance Executive Director. “We hope the community joins us on June 11 to help celebrate the completion of this milestone.”

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