Franklin gets $100k grant to improve roads

FRANKLIN (AP) – The city of Franklin has been awarded a $100,000 grant to make improvements to Main Street and U.S. Highway 91 near the Idaho-Utah line.

Idaho’s Local Highway Technical Assistance Council approved the grant under a program intended to benefit communities with fewer than 5,000 people.

Franklin Mayor Todd Hawkes says the town has been seeking such assistance for years.

The council in charge of distributing federal and state funds for local transportation projects in Idaho gets more than 100 requests for money annually.

Deputy administrator Jeff Miles says they’re able to accommodate between 30 percent and 40 percent of those applications. They gave away about $2.8 million over the past year.

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