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Repaving phase of street project on hold until spring



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A downtown Franklin road could seem uneven to drivers this winter while sections of the road are half-asphalt and half-gravel.

Franklin plans to continue construction on its North Main Street project, but with asphalt plants closed during the winter, construction workers will not be able to immediately repave the roads they tear up.

But the city wants motorists to be able to drive on the street, and that means construction workers will use gravel to fill in the up to 8-foot-wide holes they dig to replace the sewer system beneath the road, street commissioner Ron Collins said.

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