County closes road, to close second in a month

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Limestone County commissioners court voted to close LCR 362 at the request of nearby landowner Henry Tippie after no one showed up to the July 14 public hearing on the proposal. The court also scheduled a public hearing on closing another county road, voted to continue its $10 annual road and bridge fee on vehicle registrations, and agreed to haul 900 tons of rock for the new Groesbeck Volunteer Fire Department building.
After the hearing began and while waiting for anyone to arrive to speak, County Judge Daniel Burkeen went over the reasons the county was considering closing the road.
“I’ve been out there; it veers off of (LCR) 358,” he said. “It’s a dead-end road about a half mile long. All the land is owned by one landowner, so it’s not really of any use to anybody else other than people going down there on dead-end roads like they do and causing trouble.”

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