State paving way for repairs

Residents will be able to walk or ride bicycles around the east side of Franklin in the next few years.

The city is preparing to build new sidewalks and walking paths and is getting grant money to cover the costs.

During the past three months, Franklin has been approved for $4.7 million in state grants for new sidewalks, walking paths, lighting and landscaping along State Road 44 and along a truck route that will take semitrailers off downtown streets and closer to factories on the northeast side.

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