Smith County Engineer Frank Davis gave a storm damage clean-up and road repair report to the Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
About 30 miles of county roads had trees and/or limbs blocking them from the April 29, 2016, Lindale tornados and flooding in southern Smith County. All but three roads have been reopened, but Road and Bridge crews continue to work to clear trees and brush from the right-of-ways.
A Vegetative Debris Collection Site has been open since May 4, at 10347 Farm-to-Market Road 16, just east of County Road 4104. Since then, Road and Bridge crews have hauled 153 large loads and 60 small loads of tree debris from the Lindale area to the site. Residents have hauled 91 large loads and 32 small loads there as well. There are two piles of debris so far at the collection site, and each are about 750 cubic yards, Davis said.
County officials are asking the public to not place debris taken from their private property onto the county road right-of-ways. Please take your tree debris to the collection site.
Roads that remain closed include CR 450 (west of Lindale) and CR 369 (east of Winona), which are both awaiting new culverts to be delivered. CR 294 (east of Arp) still needs trees removed after a 75-foot road washout.
Davis also gave an update to Commissioners about several road projects.
CR 21 (between Texas Highway 31 and FM 850) recently was widened and was improved with asphalt overlay. The 3.23-mile project has been completed.
Work is being conducted on CR 46 (from Highway 110 to CR 48) and should be completed this month. The road is being widened and getting an asphalt overlay.
CR 4227 (Stallion Park Place): cement stabilization of subgrade and base and asphalt overlay; work is complete.
CR 4213 (The Thicket Subdivision near Lindale): cement stabilization and asphalt overlay on 1.23 miles, and patching 0.55 miles; work started May 9.
CR 3160 (Jackson Oaks Subdivision in Eastern Smith County): cement stabilization and asphalt overlay of 1.38 miles; work to start in May.
CR 133 (Campbell Road), CR 140 (Spruce Hill Road) and CR 1232: cement stabilization and asphalt overlay; work to start in June.
CR 1307: asphalt overlay; work to begin in June.
Work will start next week to replace a bridge on CR 4129 (Mill Creek, north of Lindale). The Texas Department of Transportation will replace the bridge, as well as bridges on CR 3104 (at Prairie Creek), work to begin after school is out; and CR 2138 (at Blackhawk Creek), work to begin in the fall.