Split votes continue to mark county’s priority road fund decisions

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County commissioners discussed several items relating to county roads at Monday’s meeting, two regarding repairs, and one on a temporary closure.

One issue was the question of whether to use $60,000 of priority road material funds to repair 1 mile of LCR 439, which is in Precinct 4. The proposal by Commissioner Pct. 4 Bobby Forrest was put forth at the commissioners court meeting two weeks ago but tabled until this meeting.

At the previous meeting, Forrest had said Road Supervisor Jerry Herrin had recommended the work and was needed because off extra traffic due to a detour away from construction work on FM 1953.

Commissioner Jerry Allen opposed the idea, showing Commissioners William “Pete” Kirven and John McCarver a recording he had made driving the road in question. At that time, McCarver said he would not decide until he had ridden the road himself. Allen and Kirven both had opposed the proposal, saying only a small amount of work needed to be done on that road.