Commissioners want more improvements to Jefferson County roads

Commissioners want more improvements to Jefferson County roads

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Jefferson County commissioners have complained that not enough is being done to improve roadways in the county. Source: WBRC video Jefferson County commissioners have complained that not enough is being done to improve roadways in the county. Source: WBRC video
JEFFERSON COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

Despite Jefferson County's money troubles, on Tuesday some county commissioners said they wanted to see more done to improve county roads and roadways.

Commissioners complained not enough is being done to pave roadways and they wanted to see a paving plan mapped out in the future. There were also criticisms aimed at mowing and cutting rights of way off of county roads in wake of heavy rains this year.

"We didn't cut last year. Now we have overgrowth this year. We have had a wet spring. So that has proliferated it. Where they have the overgrowths, it backs the ditches up," Jefferson County Commissioner Joe Knight said.

Jefferson County Manager Tony Petelos said the roads and transportation's budget has been cut along with employees being laid off.

Petelos said it's not possible to do all the paving and mowing that needs to be done in the county.

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