Road Department

General Information

The Franklin County Road Department has 16 employees who are responsible for approximately 200 miles of roads.

Services consist of the following:

  • Dainage (culverts, ditching, curb & guttering)
  • Bridges
  • Road Surface (paving & potholes)
  • Mowing (rights-of-ways)
  • Signage
  • Trees (on rights-of-ways)
  • Snow Removal
  • Roadside trash
  • Guardrail
  • Leaves in the fall

County roads have names only, whereas State roads have highway numbers and names. Please direct questions regarding state maintained roads to:

State Highway Department
(502) 564-6998 Phone

Phone: (502) 875-8760

Monday-Friday
7 AM – 3:30 PM

100 Lewis Ferry Road
Frankfort, KY  40601

Mailing Address:
PO Box 280
Frankfort, KY 40602

Road Department News

SULPHUR LICK ROAD CLOSURE

The Franklin County Road Department will be replacing a large culvert pipe on Sulphur Lick Road today. This will result in the closure of the road just before 1391 Sulphur Lick from 8:30 am-2:30 pm. Local access to addresses 1391 and above will need to detour via...

GREGORY WOODS ROAD BRIDGE SET TO REOPEN

The Franklin County Road Department is completing work on the bridge located on Gregory Woods road over Pleasant Branch today. The location of this work is near Camp Pleasant road (KY-1707). The new bridge is scheduled to reopen tomorrow, August 5th, 2022 at 8 AM. The...

GREGORY WOODS ROAD BRIDGE REPLACEMENT

The Franklin County Road Department will begin work on replacing the bridge on Gregory Woods road over Pleasant Branch on Monday, July 11th, 2022. The location of this bridge is near Camp Pleasant road (KY-1707). A detour will be in place for the duration of the work....

ROAD CONDITION UPDATE 2/4/22 @ 5:30 PM

Roads across the county have gradually improved over this afternoon. However, as the sun sets this evening temperatures will begin dropping into the teens and possibly even the single digits. This means that roads will become icy and hazardous once again....

Winter Weather & Road Condition Update

We dodged the proverbial ice bullet. The county has experienced mostly sleet and snow but very little ice with this storm. Our County/City & State Road crews did a great job. This latest snow shower has once again covered the streets and roads. Our crews are...

OVERNIGHT/MORNING FLASH FREEZE POTENTIAL

Temperatures across the region are currently dropping below freezing. The forecast low overnight and into the morning hours is predicted to be in the upper teens. Therefore, the POTENTIAL for flash freezing and black ice exists on wet sidewalks and roadways. We urge...

Fall 21 Leaf Collection in the County

Franklin County Road Department Leaf Vacuum Schedule The Franklin County Road Department will provide street side Leaf Collection Service.  The County will be divided in two work zones and each zone will be serviced on certain days.  This service will be on...

COUNTY TO PICK UP CHRISTMAS TREES

The Franklin County Fiscal Court will provide roadside Christmas tree collection service beginning January 4, 2021.  To schedule pickup, call the Franklin County Road Department at 875-8760.  County residents should have their Christmas tree by the road with...

Tree Limb Chipping Service

A popular service provided by the Franklin County road department is the chipping tree limbs.  This service is provided on a call-in basis for the east side of the county on Thursdays and west side on Fridays.  Trimmings must be pulled to the edge of the road. Please...
Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell

Superintendent

Stephen Hockensmith
Assistant Superintendent
stephen.hockensmith@franklincounty.ky.gov

Amy Curtsinger
Administrative Assistant
amy.curtsinger@franklincounty.ky.gov