Past winter still plagues county roads

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – This year's winter weather caused county roads to deteriorate and form pot holes all over Craighead County.

"When you go down one of them it's like when are they going to fix this, because covering up the problem is not the answer, "said County Resident Allecca Whitley.

Craighead County Road Superintendent, Eugene Neff said a coal mix has temporarily filled in holes until it can be covered with asphalt.

"We're on other roads right now and we'll come back in and lay another layer over it," said Neff.

Neff said the project has been costly, especially with all the work that needs to be done.

"It's been real expensive because anything with asphalt is expensive," he said. "The last few winters we haven't had to do all this patching because the roads weren't bad, but this year the road took a toll on us."

The damage reaches all over Craighead County.

"We've got this road and some on county road 755 that we've fixed," he said. "In Bono we fixed some and now we're in Caraway fixing some now."

Neff said completing all of the county roads will depend on rain this spring, but he hopes to finish all of them by mid-summer.

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