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Longview ISD considers spending up to $900K on road repairs

Longview ISD considers spending up to $900K on road repairs
Longview News-Journal

POSTED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:00am

UPDATED: Monday, November 18, 2013 - 11:14am

Longview ISD is considering spending up to $900,000 to redo the drive at Longview High School that goes from the guard shack to the breezeway.

Assistant Superintendent Lynn Marshall floated the idea of repaving the road with concrete to the board of trustees at a recent meeting. He received a go-ahead to begin looking into the project.

“The thickness of the remaining asphalt that’s there, it is just deteriorating into the soil. It’s just so thin — this is a little bit of an exaggeration — but you can almost take your boot heel out there and hit real hard and drive a hole through the remaining asphalt that is covering the base,” Marshall said.

He said he had done a minimal amount of investigation to give trustees a scope of the project, and a local civil engineer from Johnson and Pace gave a top-side estimate of about $900,000 for the project.

“Ever since I have been in the district, we have been patching on it in house. We have not really spent any money as far as hiring contractors, and frankly I would hope you would be in favor of the concrete as opposed to the asphalt. There is very little difference in cost anyway,” Marshall told trustees.

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