Extra funds to fuel road work in next 2 years


Franklin Mayor Joe McGuinness has made repairing Hurricane Road a priority. Mike Wolanin / Daily Journal

Driving on local roads could get a little smoother in the next two years because of an increase in funding for paving and patching streets.

Local governments will get about $4 million more for road construction in the next two years after lawmakers approved spending more on local road work in the state’s two-year budget.

The money will be divided among the towns and county government, ranging from about $9,000 per year for Trafalgar to about $900,000 more for the county. The extra money will be used to repave roads and seal cracks to try to stop new potholes from forming during the winter.

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