Karnes County Receives Gift to Repair Road

Eagle Ford Roads a Mess

Eagle Ford Roads a Mess

Karnes County receives generous gift to improve one of its county roads.

Related: TxDOT: $569 Million Needed for Eagle Ford Roads

Polk Operating, LLC, announced last week that is had donated recycled materials to rebuild a portion of County Road 240 in Karnes County.

Polk has a facility in Karnes that processes oilfield waste into products that can be repurposed. The company was able to create a recycled road base for the County Road 240 project, which eliminates the need to bury thousands of tons of natural resources into a landfill and potentially saved the county hundreds of thousands of dollars

This is an integral core aspect of Polk’s business philosophy that is predicated on ‘reduce, reuse, recycle,’” said Polk Managing Member, Mickey Polk. “Our customers do not have to sacrifice profitability for a green solution, which enables Polk to be an unparalleled and synergistically positive influence for all entities involved.

All across the Eagle Ford, oil and gas activity has left a mess of the county roads system. Poor road conditions, increased traffic and heavy equipment brought on by the oil boom have contributed to the unsafe conditions.

In March, TxDOT began a new initiative to address these issues state-wide in hopes to provide safety enhancements on roadways across the state’s energy regions. TxDOT says it needs to spend $569 million to improve Eagle Ford roadways, including:

  • Strengthening pavement structures
  • Adding shoulders to protect pavement edges
  • Adding turn lanes at key intersections
  • Constructing passing lanes on Super 2 corridors

Read more about Polk’s gift to Karnes