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Subject Texas Gives up on Paving Roads, moves to Gravel. Welcome to Third World America.
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Original Message Yep, Gravel is cheaper, so, back to the 1950's we go.

"The sharp increase in heavy traffic from a historic oil boom has damaged many farm-to-market roads in South and East Texas. The damage related to energy development has become so extensive that state and local authorities lack the funding to make all the repairs. Last month, the Texas Department of Transportation announced plans to convert more than 80 miles of paved roads to gravel. The conversions are expected to start Monday, TxDOT officials said. But the plan has been met with criticism from lawmakers and some of the farmers and ranchers who live near those roads."

"Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads," TxDOT spokesman David Glessner said.

We trust those truckers to stay at 30 MPH, Gravel roads are safe for all vehicles!

I predict a rise in the fortunes of windshield makers!

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