Houston County residents are once again riding on the best road system in Alabama.
County Commission Chairman Mark Culver announced Wednesday that Houston County roads were given a record 96.13 grade this year by the State Department of Transportation.
That makes 6 out of the last 7-years that Houston County topped the state.
Culver also announced a 4-and-a-half million dollar project to resurface about 50 miles of local roads.
Future plans include 4-laning Brannon Stand Road between Highways 84 and 52, replacing a bridge and installing traffic lights at key intersections to ease congestion.
"We've got some major traffic issues. The Ross Clark Circle and the I-10 connector will hopefully be coming,” said Culver. “It's been very slow in coming so I just believe that we as local governments need to do all we can within our means to address some issues that could help control the traffic flow."
Commissioners also recognized county engineer mark pool and some of his employees for keeping Houston County roads among the top in the state.