Progress being made on Frankfort street improvements

Frankfort officials took the opportunity Tuesday to thank state legislatures for bringing additional road funding to the community. WLFI/File Photo
Frankfort officials took the opportunity Tuesday to thank state legislatures for bringing additional road funding to the community. WLFI/File Photo

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) – Frankfort officials took the opportunity to thank state legislators for bringing additional road funding to the community.

Along with several city employees, State Sen. Brandt Hershman and State Rep. Heath VanNatter stopped by the appreciation event Tuesday morning.

This year Frankfort has received more than a million dollars in road funding from the state. The money was used to repave several streets.

Mayor Chris McBarnes said deteriorating roads is one of the biggest complaints he hears from residents. This year alone, more than 10 miles of roadway have been repaved.

“It spruces up a community, it makes them feel good about the community they’re living in,” McBarnes said. “Going down a freshly paved road, I think, is a direct resemblance of a strong community.”

Sen. Hershman said, “It’s pretty exciting to see the policy you enact in Indianapolis turn into progress in the communities you represent. For Frankfort, there’s been a concerted effort to redevelop the community, and I think it’s bearing fruit in a lot of ways.”

McBarnes said he hopes to have all the paving projects wrapped up in the next three weeks.