Football results: Center Grove 56, New Albany 6 (final score).
Football results: Lutheran 55, Edinburgh 7 (final score).
Football results: East Central 41, Greenwood 26 (final score).
Football results: Roncalli 42, Northwest 0 (final score).
Football results: Hamilton Heights 28, Indian Creek 27 (Final score)

Burying old utility lines ideal, but costs up in the air



Photos:


Power lines in downtown Franklin interfere with the view of the courthouse. Officials would like more existing utility lines buried but are concerned that costs could be prohibitive, especially in tight spaces such as downtown. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal


Fifty years from now, residents or visitors in Franklin could look up and not see wooden utility poles or wires running down streets to homes and businesses.

Utility poles holding 10 wires each run down U.S. 31 on Franklin’s north side, cluttering the skyline. But turn into a subdivision such as Knollwood Farms, and the utility cables all disappear because they’re underground.

City officials are considering a long-term plan to have all utility lines, including electric, telephone, cable and fiber-optic, buried underground. The plan would eliminate problems with downed power lines during storms or traffic accidents, while also creating a cleaner look for the city by removing poles and wires cluttering the roadside, city officials said.

This story appears in the print edition of Daily Journal. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.