Several damaged or obsolete Franklin County bridges may be replaced or repaired next year.
Franklin County commissioners unanimously approved the county's 2014-19 transportation improvement program Wednesday.
Construction in 2014 includes replacing a bridge on Road 170 near Langford Road, a $1 million project that will be paid for using mostly state and federal funding.
The county also hopes to widen a bridge on Taylor Flats Road near Alder Road for about $300,000 and replace a bridge on Birch Road near Taylor Flats Road for about $224,000, according to the plan. However, grants are not yet secured for those projects, and they still will need commissioner approval before moving forward.
Also planned for next year is a $432,000 project to restore and overlay Langford Road starting at Klamath Road and past Ironwood Road, according to the plan. The county has a $373,000 federal grant for the project.
The county also would like to replace posts and guardrails on three miles of Blanton Road northeast of Eltopia in a $150,000 project, according to the plan. Grant funding has not yet been secured, and commissioner approval is needed before construction can occur.
Other planned projects in the next few years include:
-- A $2 million project correcting vertical curves, repairing damaged sections and pacing on Pasco-Kahlotus Road between Ice Harbor and Carr roads.
-- A $2.3 million project to build a new access road to the Juniper Dunes Wilderness Area.
-- A $1.5 million project to repair and overlay more than four miles of Glade North Road between West Sagemoor and Selph Landing roads.
-- Kristi Pihl: 582-1512; firstname.lastname@example.org