County Seeks State Funding for Roads 6/25/13
CBS 7 News
West Texas roads are taking a beating.
"We have more people and equipment," said Ector County Judge Susan Redford, "It's tearing our county roads up."
Judge Redford says they're now looking into applying for state funds that add up to $225 million. She says it is unclear on what the requirements are to get the money.
The money is designated for county roads effected by the energy industry.
"These roads weren't designed for this type of traffic," said Redford.
TxDOT will also be granted money to be dispersed for county projects.
TxDOT requires applicants will take these factors into consideration when giving their money:
*Overweight permits issued
*New oil wells in the area
*Volume of waste disposal
Judge Redford says its a long road before the application process begins, but she's confident the county will qualify for the funds.
"I am very optimistic that Ector County will benefit in some way from it," she said.
The state is expected to pass this budget by this September.