The Franklin County Commission has shelved its “pave every road in the county” program. That was an ambitious program started several years ago which encountered oversight and rework problems that were costly. The program also was controversial because of a lack of justification for paving some roads with little traffic and even some for which the property owners adjoining them really didn’t want a hard-surface road.
In making the decision to halt the program for now, the commissioners cited a flat economy and the need and cost of maintenance of roads and bridges. Since the program started, about $21.8 million has been spent to turn gravel roads into paved roads. About 135 miles of gravel roads were paved. Gravel roads remaining total about 128 miles. The county has a road system of more than 800 miles.
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