Wear and tear can be seen at the intersection of Bill and Lyman streets in Francesville, as semis make a turn onto private property.

Francesville intersection being torn up from trucks

Francesville Town Council members discussed problems with trucks making U-turns and tearing up an intersection. 
During a regular meeting on Aug. 1, the council discussed how to address the problem. Part of the discussion involved replacing the intersection with concrete. The other part was about closing the road off. If the road is asphalt, it will have to be fixed again in five or six years, according to street superintendent Brad Stevens.  
The intersection of Bill and Lyman streets has been under pressure by a number of semis traveling over it. 
Councilman Kyle Trent suggested that the town contact the headquarters of the company and discuss the problem with them. 
It was suggested that if the town does not receive help from the company, they may shut the road down because the upkeep of the road is too costly. 
It was also suggested that a weight limit could be put on the roadway. 
The town is hoping to use grant funding to help with the costs. 

See the full story in the Pulaski County Journal, available in print and e-edition.

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