|Published: 7:52 PM, 03/01/2013
Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Cocke County Road Superintendent Kenneth Ford
says he's open to suggestions on how to improve county roads with limited money
Speaking during Tuesday's regular Cocke County Highway
Commission meeting, Ford said some roads are beyond the point of being patched
as a means of repair.
"Some roads are just worn out," he said.
"If we don't get asphalt money, we can't fix them. Patching doesn't do any
good after a while.
"If anyone has any suggestions on what to do on
asphalt roads, I'm listening. It's going to get so bad you can't drive on them.
We just keep getting in deeper and deeper on trying to keep the roads up. I
don't know what the answer is."
Commissioner Ronald Blazer suggested that sections of
some roads would probably be better off being plowed up and made gravel roads
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