Q: Why is the county covering paved roads with oil and loose gravel, which is dangerous? Are there not regulations about the oil running into the ditches and killing wildlife and plant life and polluting our water systems?
A: The product being used for paving is no longer an oil-based material, Coryell County Road and Bridge Administrator Allen Neel reported. The product is environmentally approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. The material is only used when paving, and is generally on the roadway for only 24 hours before the road is chip sealed.