Commissioners look to improve County roads

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- A few colonias within Webb County that have unpaved roads, could soon see improvements heading their way.

Webb County many colonia subdivisions do not have the proper roads that can handle floods and heavy rains.

County Commissioners are hoping to alleviate this issue for residents by constructing roads in these areas.

On Monday, they agreed to a meeting with the Texas Department of Transportation appraiser, who will determine if they can purchase property from owners at a fair market value or do it by condemnation.

Precinct 2 Commissioner Wawi Tijerina says the County is eager to move forward with this to alleviate stress for the people who live there.

These improvements will be going to the colonias that are out on US-59 and TX-359.

The county will soon be meeting with TxDOT in order to hash out these details.