Angelina County Commissioners have plans for road repairs

Angelina County Commissioners have plans for road repairs
Source: KTRE Staff
Source: KTRE Staff

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County Commissioners are already making plans in regards to the road damages they have to tend to after the severe weather we got this month. 
County leaders will approach road problems a little differently this time around.

It's been a bumpy road for Angelina County Commissioners.

"Last year, we got beat up. We had lots and lots of damage," said Greg Harrison, Angelina County Commissioner.

They were still on the road to fixing last year's damages when more flooding put them in reverse.

"We have roads to totally rebuild. We've got lots of potholes right now," Harrison said.

Between washed out culverts and narrowing roads, there's a lot of work to be done. Harrison said refurbishing is necessary sometimes, but commissioners are ready to rebuild many of the problem areas.

"Sub-structure on our roads is rotten," Harrison said.  "I want to fix them now. It's time to fix roads, and that's what we plan on doing this year."

Harrison said the county has purchased a new machine to grind roads up, an oil truck, and maintainers to lay them down.

"We're going to start from the worst road and go to the best," Harrison said.

He said Angelina County's asphalt roads might take longer and be of more inconvenience, but they are ready for the projects to get underway.  There's one thing holding it all up.

"We're waiting on the weather. If we can get 80 degree days and stay there we're good to go and were ready to go," Harrison said.

Harrison said it's been a long hard run to get help getting these damages fixed, but he's confident the crews they have will get the job done when the weather permits.

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