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Spraying Liquid Asphalt for Dust Control

1.  Provided funds are available and upon any one of the following conditions, the Commissioners Court of Denton County authorizes the expenditure of County funds to spray roads for dust control:

  1. At the request of the precinct Commissioner.
  2. Based on a traffic count, when the number of cars per day are a minimum of 180.
  3. When County trucks are hauling materials to or from a major project site, damaging the road surface and creating a severe dust problem.

2.  All other requests for spraying diluted emulsion in the unincorporated areas of the County shall be at the requestor’s expense and as permissible in the schedule of the Denton County Centralized Road and Bridge Department.

Posting Speed Limits and Weight Limits On Unincorporated County Maintained Roads

1.  A public hearing is necessary for the posting of all regulatory road signs, i.e., speed limits and weight limits.

2.  Advisory signs, such as curve signs and children playing signs, do not require a public hearing and shall be posted as needed by the Director of the Centralized Road and Bridge Department of Denton County and shall be in accordance with the Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

3.  Roads are categorized as follows:

 

Category

Designation M.T.P.

Suggested Speed Limit

1. Local Subdivision Roads RR2 30 M.P.H.
2. Collector/Paved RC2 45 M.P.H.
3. Collector/Unpaved RC2 35 M.P.H.
4. Arterial/Paved RA2 50 M.P.H.
5. Arterial/Unpaved RA2 45 M.P.H.

4. Weight limits on all county roads shall not exceed 25 tons (50,000 lb. Gross Weight).

5. Where there is a load posted bridge (BRINSAP) on a dead end road, the road load limit shall not exceed the bridge load limit.

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