Plans for reinvestment zone moving forward

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Limestone County held a public hearing last Monday, Dec. 23, to get public input on setting up a reinvestment zone in which a state grant will be used to repair county roads damaged by the heavy trucks and machinery associated with oil and gas development.

A public hearing on in­stalling stop signs at a county intersection also was held last Monday.

Though no one from the public attended either hearing, more information about the reinvestment zone was explained.

Creating a County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone is one of the requirements for the county to access $431,109 that has been allocated to it by Texas Senate Bill 1747 “to provide funding to counties for transportation infrastructure projects located in areas of the state affected by increased oil and gas production.”

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