April 17, 2018
The Texas Department of Transporation says it’s working on road improvements that are being called for by counties, especially those in West Texas, that are seeing roads deteriorate because of heavy equipment related to the oil boom.
A spokesman told the House Transportation committee Tuesday that it’s working with the Permian Basin Road Safety Coalition, a group of more than 100 companies, organizations and officials, to prioritize which roads are in greatest need of repair.
In addition to the Permian, TxDOT Director of District Operations Randy Hopmann said the agency is monitoring a large increase in traffic on roads around the Eagle Ford play, but a major source of concern about roads is in the Delaware Basin, where very heavy traffic is “remarkable.”
“We’re trying to do the best we can to keep up with that.”
Hanson Professional Services engineer David Underbrink noted as a rule of thumb, “one well equals 1,100 single…