The long journey to repair many of Young County’s roads remains steady in the hands of the Young County Commissioners Court.
County Judge John Bullock said during Monday morning’s commissioners court meeting that he sent in the application for all of the county’s proposed road repair projects at 8:45 a.m. Friday, March 7.
The repair projects, or CETRZ (County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zones), were made after Young County was allocated more than $570,000 from a state fund. In 2013, SB 1747 created a pool of $225 million, state money allocated specifically for the repair of county roads damaged by oil and gas industry vehicles.
Because some counties in Texas produce larger quantities of oil than other counties, subsequently resulting in more oil-related vehicles on the roads, spread of the money has been determined county to county through production levels.
Based on Young County’s production, the state set aside roughly $577,000. With the 20 percent Young County must include as required by the state bill, the total amount of county road repair funds comes to roughly $700,000.
Read the entire story in Wednesday's Graham Leader.