The City of Frankfort is preparing and expecting thousands of visitors this weekend during the Hot Dog Festival on Friday, July 29 and Saturday, July 30th. 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 October of 2022.
Currently, the detour for semi traffic is Washington Avenue to East Washington Street back to Jackson Street (State Road 39). During the 2-day Hot Dog Festival the detour will be changing. INDOT, Clinton County, and the City of Frankfort have agreed to start the detour on Thursday, July 28th and it will remain in effect until Sunday, July 31st.
The Hot Dog Festival 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.
“INDOT has been great to work with. They understand the importance of the Hot Dog Festival and what it means for our downtown businesses and small businesses in Frankfort. Today, Street Superintendent, Jason Forsythe and I sat in a progress meeting with everyone involved with the State Road 28 Project. A large portion of the meeting was focused on how to make this work with the festival quickly approaching. INDOT will be street sweeping to keep the dirt and dust to a minimal while the Hot Dog Festival is taking place and they have provided a digital sign to direct semi traffic coming into Frankfort from the east.
“I would like to thank Police Chief Scott Shoemaker and Jason Forsythe for all of their hard work by coming up with a plan to make sure semis would stay away from East Washington Street and the festival. As long as everyone follows the detour signs, our plans should work. I look forward to seeing everyone in downtown Frankfort this weekend,” said Mayor Judy Sheets.