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TxDOT promises road improvements for LOC
by Progress Staff
Jun 23, 2012 | 589 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Traffic has increased and road conditions have deteriorated.

TxDOT addressed the Live Oak County Commissioner’s Court on June 11 with a plan of attack.

“We have been working aggressively to try and put some projects together,” interim district engineer Lonnie Gregorcyk told the commissioners.

He presented them a list of projects that spanned through the TxDot 2015 fiscal year. While the projects are not set in stone and some in the later years may change depending on needs, it gives TxDOT and Live Oak County a jumping off point.

There are two major projects that are expected to kick off later this year. The first is a rehab and widening of Farm-to-Market 624 at the Live Oak County line, and the second is a rehab and widening of FM 624 from US 59 all the way to US HWY 281. The total of these two project is a little over $3.7 million.

There are also two smaller projects that will kick off, including a mill and inlay of SH 72 from the Bee County Line to Interstate 37. The other project is a rehab and widening on FM 99 from the Atascosa line to I 37.

The projects for 2013 include multiple sets of passing lanes to be added along SH 72 throughout Live Oak County.

While the group from TxDOT acknowledged there are not enough funds to fix every pot hole in the county, they are trying to identify the biggest problem areas.

“What can we do to help you?” Commissioner Donna Mills asked the group.

Gregorcyk encouraged them to write a letter to TxDOT identifying the county’s greatest needs, even if the needs were already on the list for a few years down the line.

The Commissioners verbally identified a number of other areas that they felt were troublesome.

Live Oak County Judge Jim Huff ended the meeting by thanking the men for their time and saying that the county would be sending them a formal letter with all their road needs and concerns addressed.

In other Commissioner’s Court items:

• Kila Kelly was sworn in as Assistant County Treasurer;

• Approved ROWs in commissioner’s precincts;

• Approved travel for various county personal.
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