The Smith County Road and Bridge Department completed 5,484
work orders in Fiscal Year 2016. Road and Bridge employees worked tirelessly throughout much
of the winter and spring, clearing downed trees and repairing roads and
culverts damaged by heavy rains and tornadoes.
Because of severe weather throughout the spring, road construction
done by county employees did not begin until July. Their work, along with projects
done by contractors, included rebuilding 15.5 miles of road with oil dirt or
pug mill material; 3.15 miles of asphalt overlay; and 14.68 miles of road
reconstruction. The 33.33 miles of road improvements was done in an 11-month
span, from October 2015 through August 2016, Smith County Engineer Frank Davis
reported. The end of the Fiscal Year is Friday, September 30.
Davis gave his yearly report, as well as a presentation on
his plans for Fiscal Year 2017, during Commissioners Court on September 27, 2016.