It's not the fix neighbors wanted, but it's less costly for the company paying for it.
Shawnee County Commissioners voted two to one Thursday to repair valencia road with an asphalt overlay.
Neighbors have complained about the road's condition since Kansas Sand and Concrete was granted a conditional use permit. Part of it requires the company to pay for the road's maintenance. Neighbors say the traffic from heavy trucks has deteriorated the road.
Commissioner Shelly Buhler, who represents the area, voted against the asphalt solution. She favored a longer-term recommendation of completely tearing out and replacing the road with new pavement. An engineering study said doing that would last 30 years. However, it would cost $2 million.
The asphalt costs $400,000, but it will need to be redone every three to five years.