By Roxanne McKnight
Limestone County commissioners are approaching the end of the county’s initial $503,797 County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone Grant monies, the state funds that reimburse counties for damage to roads from oil-and-gas trucks and machinery. Consequently, there will not be enough money to repair some of the roads on the original list, meaning repairs will have to be paid by county funds again.
One such road is LCR 474, which Commissioner William “Pete” Kirven had the County Road and Bridge Department repair about two weeks ago at a cost of about $35,000, then requested reimbursement from the CETRZ funds at the commissioners’ Nov. 10 meeting.
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