County Commissioners face a myriad of challenges in their attempts to provide constituents with a road network that not only provides a safe and reliable means of getting around the county, but also meets the transportation needs of commerce and industry within their county. The amount and type of traffic on county roads is one of these challenges. Many counties are seeing … [Read more...] about Strategic Planning for County Roads
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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
By Julie Anderson, Editor 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 … [Read more...] about County Roads 101
Counties Prioritize Transportation Needs Officials, Voters Value Road Safety, Accessibility By Julie Anderson, Editor As part of its mission statement, the Collin County Engineering Department offers a commitment “to plan and implement a superior inter-modal transportation infrastructure” based on the premise that “a superior transportation infrastructure will … [Read more...] about Counties Prioritize Transportation Needs
How Can We Make County Roads Last Longer? County Progress tapped into the know-how of some of the state’s leading road experts headquartered at the University of Texas at Arlington. Question: What are the keys to building long-lasting roads? Answer: Eldon McCurley and Bruce Eliker, Instructors, University of Texas at Arlington’s UTA Public Works Institute … [Read more...] about Ask the Expert: How Can We Make County Roads Last Longer?