Franklin to test new process for rebuilding roads

Franklin wants to try out a new way of fixing roads that costs about half as much and takes about a third the time.

Road reconstruction, like what is being done on North Main Street in Franklin, can cost more than $800,000 per mile and take several months to complete.

But Franklin is considering a new process that could cut costs and construction time significantly. It could be used for the first time on Hurricane Road north of Eastview Drive, city engineer Travis Underhill said.

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