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Woodlands County finds temporary solutions to road problems while waiting for full report

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June 26, 2020 at 10:59 am - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

Woodlands County Council and Administration spent time this week again discussing ongoing County road problems and plans on how to address repairs.

Council took a tour of County roads on June 17th and made notes of the “challenging conditions” and trouble spots that need fixing.

The main concerns are drainage issues and the softness of the roads, which are contributing to them being damaged.

Council says they recognize that long-term solutions and a plan need to be created before any financial decisions can be made. With that, Council requested a comprehensive report to review at their July 21st meeting. This report will assist Council when determining priority areas and roadways that require more than minor repairs. It will also help create plans to address the worst areas in the coming budget years.

While Council waits for the report, Woodlands County Mayor John Burrows says Administration has come up with a few solutions for the road issues and they will be piloting new products in test locations.

Mayor Burrows says the drainage plan will come back to Council for review at the end of July along with the comprehensive report.

The County says the enhanced calcium polymer to be used on Range Road 120 will act as a coagulant that bonds particles together in the road, reducing the need for a grader to smooth the roadway. The decision to use the product, which will be available in the coming weeks, came after Council cancelled the dust control program for 2020 due to budgetary constraints.

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