- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 28, 2015

July 28—County commissioners formally acknowledged the upcoming closure of one of the main routes to Greenwood.

Commissioners at their meeting Monday said South County Road 1150 will close Saturday to allow the Midland County Road Department to repair the entire road within a 30-day period set to end Aug. 31.

The road stretches about 2 miles from Farm-to-Market Road 307 to State Highway 158 and acts as one of the main routes to the Greenwood. SCR 1150 has not had major base work done “in years,” said County Judge Mike Bradford.

“It really needs repaired because it is so heavily traveled,” Bradford said. “The only way to redo these roads is just to close them. It’s safer for the workers and safer for people who live on them.”

A re-routing plan has been devised by the road department. Residents can call 688-4155 for the plan and if they have any questions about the road closure.

The board Monday also heard testimonies from seven of the eight college and university students currently interning at various county offices through the end of next week. Students had positive remarks about their experiences and often included anecdotes to describe how their internships are shaping future career paths.

It marked the first year that the county offered paid internships.

The board also took action on upcoming changes to medical and dental plans offered to county workers. Among the changes were increasing the lifetime maximum of money for health care related to sleep disorders from $3,000 to $5,000. The board also passed a measure that would add an annual renewable maximum of $250 to patients in case their cost exceeded the lifetime maximum.

Other motions passed regarding the health plans were implementing a voluntary vision plan for the first time and adding a network of contracted dentists from which employees can choose for capped rates. These changes will be explained more fully in an upcoming edition of the Reporter-Telegram.

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