The City of Frankfort is preparing and expecting hundreds of visitors this weekend on Saturday, September 17. In addition to the festival, INDOT is working on a large infrastructure project along State Road 28. The project started spring of 2021 and should be wrapping up in the fall of 2022. Currently, the detour for semi traffic is Washington Avenue to East Washington Street back to Jackson Street (State Road 39).
During the Hispanic Heritage Festival the detour will be changing. INDOT, Clinton County, and the City of Frankfort have agreed to start the detour on Saturday morning and it will remain in effect until midnight. The Frankfort Hispanic Heritage Detour is as follows: Turn North or right on Maish Road from Washington Avenue/ Michigantown Blacktop. Go to 100 North and turn west or left. Go to State Road 75 and turn right or North to 300 North. Turn left or west on 300 North, cross over State Road 39 to 300 West. Turn Left or South on 300 West, and take it back to State Road 28 This is the same detour that was previously used during the 2022 Hot Dog Festival.
“When we reached out to INDOT and Fox to help us (Frankfort) again with signage for the Hispanic Heritage Festival detour, they did not hesitate. They know just like the Hot Dog Festival how important these events are to our community and downtown businesses. I would like to thank Police Chief (Scott) Shoemaker and Street Superintendent, Jason Forsythe, for working together to help make this detour happen again. Even though it only closes the road for 12 hours, there are a lot of logistics that go into to making this detour happen. I’m looking forward to the Hispanic Heritage Festival this Saturday and hope to see everyone at Prairie Creek Park,” stated Mayor Judy Sheets.