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Bottom line: better roads, but more expensiveBottom line: better roads, but more expensivehttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=199732018-04-27T05:00:00Z2018-04-27T23:00:00Z

McLENNAN COUNTY – ​​The search for better road gravel is leading McLennan County to import it from a source two hours away, at a cost six times more than the county is used to paying.

County officials say the higher price tag means they’ll do less road work, but the roads they build will be of higher quality.

Switching to a vendor in Marble Falls will increase the county’s expense for aggregate road material from about $7 per ton to about $45, Zane Dunnam, county engineer, said.

“Bottom line, we will not be able to do the same quantity of roads, but the roads we do construct will last longer and therefore there will be a cost savings,” Dunnam said. 

Be sure and check out the entire story by CASSIE L. SMITH csmith@wacotrib.com​
Waco Tribune-Herald
Waco
Infrastructure & Transportation
http://www.wacotrib.com/news/mclennan_county/county-going-to-great-lengths-cost-for-better-gravel/article_0ab25e2e-9b63-50cb-84fa-429a3e514726.html



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