Court’s priority fund debate low key, high tech

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Though Limestone County Road 439 is on the priority roads list, county commissioners debated at Monday’s meeting whether to use priority road material funds to repair it. The interchange was cordial, however, and one commissioner attempted to strengthen his case by showing two others a video of the road he had recorded on his iPad.

Pct. 4 Commissioner Bobby Forrest had requested the money: $60,000 for one mile of oil-and-sand finish on the road.

County Judge Daniel Burkeen described LCR 439 as running from Prairie Grove to Shiloh. He said the road was well-traveled and that it had received extra traffic from people going around recent construction work on SH 39.

Forrest said he was requesting redoing the first half mile of LCR 439 next to FM 1953 then a tenth or two-tenths in various bad places.