Houston County starting new road projects

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) – Houston County's road and bridge department is starting a new road project that traces back to last year's flooding.

The county is partnering with the Natural Resources Conservation Service to stop erosion that is threatening the safety of some county roads.

"There is erosion at the inlet or the outlet of these structures and we will bring in fill dirt to replace the lost soil," says Myer Holloway assistant engineer for Houston County.

Even though this work is starting the county still has 40 sites that need repairs.

"About four miles putting me going around and then I have another one that is putting me six miles out of the way so it's difficult, I would like to get them fixed," says Shirley Hicks, who is detoured by roads still closed.

Last year's flooding damaged 200 sites in the county but constant rain has halted the progress on some sites putting crews almost three years behind schedule.

"The rain has slacked off lately and we are working on some of these damaged sites, worked on them last

Week and working some overtime to get caught up on some of those sites," adds Holloway.

The department is also unable to start another three hundred plus projects.

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