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Greene County, AR -- Heather Flanigan Reports

Greene County Community Spotlight: Are County Roads Up to the Grade?

May 14, 2007 - Posted at 8:33 p.m. CDT

GREENE COUNTY, AR -- If you've ever driven down a county road in Region 8...you'll probably notice some are not wide enough to pass two automobiles.  Sharp curves and narrow roads are a big problem in Greene County...and officials are working to straighten out the drive. 

"We look on our maps and try to figure out our best avenues.  Trying to get from point A to point B for the most population. So that's what we've been working on with these, roads that will get us there in a quicker fashion, a quicker manner," said Greene County Judge Jesse Dollars.

And with hundreds of miles to cover in Greene County, it's a big job to tackle.

"What we've been doing is working with the public, to get their input to give us the right-a-ways, extra right-a-ways that we don't already have," said Dollars.

The county uses labor they already have and are able to get supplies like gravel and chat at a cheaper price...saving tax payer's dollars while they are driving.

Judge Dollars expects the county to spend around $150,000 for base work to improve around 10 miles of county roads.  Its money spent now that will pay off in the long run.

"If we want to get road 500 blacktopped down the road, we've got to start with the base of it. You know getting the drainage system getting drained or we can't build it.  We've got to get the road bed up get it widened up...we have to do all those things to get the preparation to get to blacktop," said Dollars.

Last year the county put in over 200 tiles to improve roadways.  This year they will put down 130 and it's just a start.

"We're continuing to do those things.  We keep putting in tiles, keep digging ditches and keep widening roads," smiled Dollars.

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