Wilson County works to fill potholes
The Wilson County Road Commission will continue to work to improve road conditions following this year’s winter storms.
Steve Lynch, interim road commissioner, said Wilson County roads appear to be in better shape than state roads.
“The county roads are fair. They’re not nearly as bad as state roads,” said Lynch, noting the state’s winter weather procedure may have factored into it.
“They use brine and put it down before it snows, which can hurt if snow doesn’t occur or as much as is predicted, but we don’t salt until after it snows,” he said.
Lynch said there are caution areas throughout the county’s 842 miles of roadway, but the commission is working to fill the potholes as they receive word of them.
“We’re using a hot-mix solution and we try to patch every day if it’s not raining,” he said.
For the last three weeks, Lebanon Public Works, Wilson County Road Commission and TDOT crews have alternated between snow and ice removal and pothole patching, as weather allowed.
The Wilson County Road Commission only maintains roads listed on the county road list not identified as state or city roads.
The work required to patch or pave potholes will necessitate lane closures, and motorists are urged to use caution and reduce speed, especially in areas of known potholes.
Driving into potholes may cause severe tire or frame damage to vehicles and other issues.