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Jefferson moves forward with road help for Mid-County

February 26, 2019

Groves, Port Neches and Nederland will soon have Jefferson County’s help repairing roads after county commissioners on Monday voted to approve agreements with each city to work together on the projects.

Commissioner Brent Weaver said for at least two, if not three, decades the county has entered agreements with cities to help with road projects.

Some 74,000 feet of roads in Mid-County are the latest beneficiaries.

The cities will pay for all the materials needed in exchange for labor and equipment, Weaver said.

“It provides cost savings to both because we cooperate and work together to share resources,” he said.

The cities interested in a partnership send the county a request, which the county has to accept. But the city is in charge of determining which roads or streets get worked on and what sort of timeline the projects take.

Officials from the three cities couldn’t be reached for comment Monday regarding timelines. But Weaver said the county generally gives its help between March and September.

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