Growing concerns about cracked roads in Greene County


GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – There are growing concerns about cracked and buckling roads that were paved last year. Greene County commissioner Eddie Jennings spoke with News Channel 11 about problems on Harrison and Stevens Brook Roads in the county. The commissioner says people in the community want the roads fixed before they get worse.

Greene County: Harrison Road

“It won’t be long until this is going to turn into potholes because when it bubbles up its loose,” Commissioner Eddie Jennings said.

Jennings says he had already mentioned the problems to Road Superintendent David Weems- so we decided to check in with him ourselves.

“One road had about 100 feet of cracked area but I noticed in both roads the cracked surface area was in where the woods and trees were,” David Weems said.

And according to the Superintendent, that’s a big issue. He says the roads are cracking because of trees drawing moisture out of the ground.

“Specially in the heat of the summer where its real dry, causing that soil the shrink is what is causing these roads to crack,” Weems said

Weems say the county doesn’t have the proper equipment right now and it could take a while to get it. He says its an expensive fix with the right tools. Until that equipment comes in Weems says he will continue to monitor the conditions on both roads.Copyright WJHL 2015. All rights reserved.

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