County Progress Magazine is a great resource providing many topics relative to county government. Each month there are interesting and informative articles. On occasion they provide articles written by engineers or seasoned officials addressing county road maintenance and construction. I would be hard pressed to try and better their skilled methods or proven practices. I do, … [Read more...] about A Bridge Too Far
Road & Bridge
KEY QUESTION: Can Commissioners Courts regulate traffic on county roads?
MAIN REFERENCE POINTS: Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 541-Chapter 545, Title 7, Subtitle C, “Rules of the Road,” also known as the Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highways Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 251, Subchapter E, part of the County Road and Bridge Act TALKING POINTS: Title 7, Subtitle C of the Transportation Code (Uniform Act) states that a … [Read more...] about KEY CONCEPT: Regulating Traffic on County Roads
County Progress is regularly asked for information on the varied county road systems. The text below provides a simple explanation of each system and the related Commissioners Court responsibilities, along with important information on statutorily required road reports.
The Basics A county road is a public road that has been accepted for maintenance by the Commissioners Court pursuant to the standards set by the Commissioners Court. These roads are located in the unincorporated areas of the county. There are many roads within the county that are not county-maintained roads including: private roads constructed in private … [Read more...] about County Roads 101
As a 37-year resident of Odessa and now Ector County’s chief administrative officer, County Judge Debi Hays is proud of the contribution the Permian Basin makes not only to the Lone Star State, but to the nation. In fact, she has the statistics at her fingertips: “The Permian Basin is the epicenter of energy production in Texas and serves a critical role in literally … [Read more...] about Ector County Judge to Lead Freight Plan Committee
During the North & East Texas Annual Conference in May, a panel of seasoned County Commissioners discussed Best Practices on Road Maintenance. County Progress asked two of the panelists to elaborate on their recommendations. Johnson County Commissioner Rick Bailey The key to a successful road – longevity – is in the prep work. High traffic roads generally … [Read more...] about County Road Upkeep: Ask the Experts