Can’t see road for the weeds


Grass in the median of U.S. 31 median through most of Johnson County has not been cut, making visibility difficult when crossing the highway. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Drivers waiting to turn along U.S. 31 in parts of Franklin are seeing window-high grass and weeds instead of oncoming traffic.

Some of the tallest weeds have grown as high as the roof of a car, and most stand at least 3 feet high. The state is responsible for mowing the medians along U.S. 31, but road crews from the state garage haven’t started cutting grass in Johnson County yet.

Franklin’s street department is averaging three calls per day from residents who want to know when the tall grass will be cut. The city is losing patience waiting for the state to take care of its land, street commissioner Ron Collins said.

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