More work planned in downtown Franklin

After drivers dodged orange barrels and detoured around closed roads in downtown Franklin for about a year, more roadwork is coming.

Franklin officials are considering projects on Water, Monroe and Jefferson streets and Home Avenue this spring and summer. That would mean another several months of road construction downtown, a year before major work is set to start on State Road 44 in 2015 through 2017.

Workers would repave the most damaged parts of Jefferson Street west of downtown and east near Forsythe Street to fix the lumps, cracks and holes in the roadway. The new pavement would be a short-term fix until the reconstruction of Jefferson Street planned for 2016 and 2017.

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