County road projects in full swing with more to come

Staff Writer

Oil and gas production seems to be buzzing along in Howard County according to the increase in pipeline crossing permit requests coming across the Road and Bridge Administration office.
More than a dozen pipeline crossing requests have been turned into the court, County Road and Bridge Administrator Brian Klinksiek told Howard County commissioners during their meeting Monday afternoon at the county courthouse.
“All of them related to oil and gas,” Klinksliek said.
“I have 15 road bores (pipeline crossing requests) for you this time. Thirteen are in Precinct 1 and two of them are in Precinct 3,” Klinksiek said. “Everybody has paid and everyone has met our specifications.”
Road work and construction has increased significantly in Precinct 1 recently, with Judge Kathryn Wiseman stating she had her first resident come out and complain about the dust being stirred up by the trucks driving on cliche roads.
“I could not believe the activity out there the last time I went through,” said Wiseman. “It’s in full swing.”
In other business, Commissioner Craig Bailey was also appointed as the liaison to the Howard County Library by the court.