Grants for road repair topic of public hearing

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Updated: 12/10/2013 2:06 am
A public hearing has been set to discuss a state grant to repair damage to Lubbock County roads by the oil and gas industry truck traffic.

Lubbock County Commissioners will host the forum on December 23rd. A "County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone" would have to be created and commissioners would have to designate specific road projects by mid February.

Mark Heinrich is the commissioner from Precinct Two.

"And then the roads must be repaired by a September deadline. It's a very quick turnaround that the state of Texas appropriated this $225 million," he said. "In order to help with heavily damaged roads due to oil field traffic."

He also said Lubbock County qualifies for more than $342,000 from the monies the state has set aside.
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