Jansen: County focuses on maintaining roads in recent bad weather

POCAHONTASRandolph County Judge David Jansen said Friday that recent rainfall and cold temperatures over the last two months have made it extremely difficult to keep county roads maintained but that they’re doing the best they can.

“We’re driving on some rough roads,” said Jansen. “If I’m not mistaken, last year was the third wettest year in our history and we’ve had lots of rain here in December and January [this year] and we just came through a hard freeze. I know our roads are bad, but so are everybody else’s in the state of Arkansas. This is just the time of the year.”

Jansen noted that crews are doing all they can but that a lot of their current work has involved running graders, cutting out pot holes, and moving on. He said when the roads get in such bad shape this time of year as many are, they’re not focusing on grading the entire road because of all the rain.

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