Wichita County Commissioners are one step closer to repairing county roads that could suffer from the booming oil industry.
Commissioners met this morning and agreed to the contract sent from the state of Texas on how they execute their plan to improve infrastructure.
The county is approved for $1.2 million in state grant money for its newly created County Energy Transportation Reinvestment Zone.
Commissioners say although heavy trucks in the oil industry have taken a serious toll on roads in Montague and other area counties, Wichita County leaders plan to use the money to keep heavily traveled roads, like Rifle Ranch Road, in good condition.
"We're gonna use some those funds to shore that road up before it needs repair. So we're gonna try to be proactive on some of our roads," says Barry Mahler, Wichita County Commission for Precinct 3.
Mahler expect repairs to start sometime this summer.
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