Franklin County has a priority program that evaluates gravel roads based on specific criteria such as Average Daily Traffic (ADT), numbers of residents, commercial and industrial/recreational use, sensitive crops that are subject to damage from dust, county cost-benefit, and other factors such as availability of right-of-way. Funds for these types of projects are derived locally. There aren't any grant funds available to pave local roads. Therefore, paving of local roads competes with Maintenance and other construction projects for the limited resources that we have available to County Road. Franklin County has made paving of existing gravel roads a priority and has recently borrowed $4.5 Million to pave approximately 30 miles of road.