By: Brian Wilk
Updated: 2/25/2013 5:42 pm
DeWitt County Roads
The Eagle Ford Shale has boosted the Crossroads' economy, but busted the roads along the way. The weight of the trucks has taken such a toll on roadways in DeWitt County and they have to seek outside help. Eagle Ford Shale has helped the local economy but damaged the roadways.
In the crosshairs of Eagle Ford traffic is DeWitt County. This week county judge Daryl Fowler was invited to the state capital to speak on a panel in front of Texas A&M's transportation institute, about how the roads are being damaged and how they need additional funds to repair them. He said the need to repair the roads over whelms the counties annual budget. Fowler said to repair one mile of road it can cost over two million dollars. Therefore, he is hoping legislature will create a funding solution. Judge Fowler said its costs the county 5-million dollars to run the roads and bridge department, ten years ago it was about one and half million. Fowler hopes to get the word out to the legislature, who will then hopefully propose a solution to the state.
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