Rough road ahead for city?

One of the main roads through Franklin is full of cracks, holes and rough patchwork, but major repairs aren’t scheduled for four years.

City officials fear heavily-traveled Jefferson Street won’t last that long and are looking at options to start work sooner.

One option could mean the city takes ownership of the road, also known as State Road 44, which means Franklin would be responsible for repairs and maintenance; but that would allow the city — not the state — to decide when and what kind of work can be done.

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