Howard County Commissioners Approve Vote to Ask Oil Companies to Help With Road Damage

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

HOWARD COUNTY - Howard County finally has a solution to their pricey torn up roads.

The county is asking drilling companies to help pay a set of road fees to help offset the costs of repairing the roads.

County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday night to put two different fees in place.

Now depending on what roads the companies use, they could be paying anywhere from $4,500 to $7,500 for a road use permit.

This isn't mandatory, this is just a request.

The new fees would go into effect on January first of next year.

Until now, the county has been spending $50,000 a month to repair their roads that have been ravaged by oilfield traffic.