Preston County Commission continue updates on road work

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Preston County Commission met Monday evening, and are continuing the efforts to improve the roads in the county.  

10 department of highway crews from around the state are working on the road repairs along with crews within district four. County Commissioner, Samantha Stone said last week she met with department of highway officials and they are at more than 117 shoulder miles ditched at that time.

Currently, they have moved to more than 229 shoulder miles that have been ditched. Along with ditching efforts culverts are being replaced.  

Glad Farms Road in Bruceton has received blacktopping while also correcting the roads that are being ditched.     

“We have received some feedback, this is 20 years worth of issues, and so it’s going to take some time to complete. I have received a lot of feedback on how pleased the people are with the workers that are here,” said Stone.  

County Commission says that they have a lot of things left to figure out. The Road Caucus will convene in a meeting, the date for that meeting is yet to be determined.  

“I believe there is some plan of action, we haven’t received it yet. And I am working with in conjunction with Darby Clayton and some of the other engineers, and folks to get good accurate list so we are not reporting misinformation to people. I do know that one concern that I have received from a lot of people in Preston County is that their road was not on the list that was submitted to the Governor that was uploaded to the DOT site. And so that is something that we need to look at, because here in Preston County we were told that all bus routes would be looked at,” said Stone.  

Preston County Commission said that they want to encourage the citizens of the county and the other counties in district four to be patient, and that it will take quite a while to correct the road issues.

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