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Hunt County suing Greenville company for damage to county roads

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Lindsey Wiley
Texas A&M University-Commerce

A petition accuses CT Excavating of overloading trucks above weight limits during work at the future Commerce Middle School site.

In Hunt County, the county government is suing a Greenville company for damage caused to roads while working on a project for the Commerce Independent School District.

The Greenville Herald-Banner reports that the allegations are related to work that CT Excavating of Greenville did while assisting in the construction of a middle school and multi-purpose facility for the Commerce Independent School District. The work site is adjacent to Commerce High School. The Herald Banner reports the county is seeking up to $1 million in damages for what the county’s petition describes as “severe damage to the roadways, drainage ditches, and along the roads.”

The roads in question are Hunt County roads 4510, 4511 and 4512. The county says CT Excavating filled trucks with dirt over the legal limits for load weight. The county goes on to claim that an unauthorized attempt to fill in the damage by CT Excavating ended up making the situation worse. The Banner reports that county officials met with CT Excavating representatives about the damage, but the company refused to pay for the damage to county roads.