SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Call it Christmas in July for San Augustine County's Road Department. To help with its recovery and on-going disaster relief process, the Texas Department of Transportation this week granted the county's request for thousands of yards of "Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement," or RAP.
"They do have approximately 5,000 cubic yards of RAP available," said San Augustine County Judge Samye Johnson.
It's been piled along Highway 103 East at Farm-to-Market Road 95, which is south of Highway 103. However, once TxDOT granted the request, Precinct 3 Commissioner Joey Holloway put the RAP to use Tuesday.
"We came in here yesterday and hauled this and rode it; watered. It set up good," Holloway said as he looked over the word completed with the RAP. "I think I'll be threw with this road for a while. And I know the constituents really appreciate it, too."
RAP is salvaged, milled, pulverized, broken, or crushed asphalt pavement. Holloway say it's good and durable.
"Which will be split amongst the precincts. And again, man. It's going to go a long ways in the county," Holloway said.
Until the RAP is delivered, road repairs will continue in earnest around the county. Holloway says the County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones, or CETRZ, grant funded the blue rock paving of County Road 3215, which leads to Sowell Cemetery and County Road 340. This road's rock paving should be complete by week's end.