Summer heat means ample time for the Road and Bridge Department to pave some roads in Grimes County.
“We are about halfway complete with the first curse chip seal work…we will be back again next week. It is coming along just fine, a few issues with topping rock supplies, so we are having to catch up on some of that…but otherwise, it is going very well,” said Road and Bridge engineer Harry Walker at the most recent meeting of Commissioner’s Court.
County Judge Joe Fauth asked if they will pave all they had budgeted for, and Walker says they will, but maybe a little later than anticipated.
“We will probably be well into September before we are finished,” said Walker. “The second course goes a lot quicker than the first. We have completed all the prep work for all the roads, all the ditch work…second course goes a little faster. Especially if it stays this hot, and dry, there will be nothing to slow us down.”
Approved during Walker’s time at the podium were a couple lot re-plats to neighborhoods in the county.