by Emily Waldrep-
The Tyler County Courthouse Square is considered one of the most beautiful and historic places in Tyler County, and has remained preserved for a countless number of years. But, some residents have noticed that within the past couple of years that the sidewalks have become uneven and difficult to walk on in some spots.
County Officials soon discovered that growing tree roots were the cause of the problem, and began the 2-year long process to revamp the sidewalk system around the square.
Since the entire Court House Square, including the amazing Oak trees, are considered historic, the county had to go through the Audubon Society as well as the Historic Society to get special permission and legal documentation to begin construction to make sure that no damage would be done to the trees.
Another concern that Tyler County had was that the tops of the Oak trees had grown much too thick, and if another Hurricane hit Tyler County the thick tree limbs wouldn't allow wind to blow through them, and the trees would blow over instead of withstand the wind.
Now, the Oaks and the sidewalks at the Square are finally getting their long awaited makeover. The Audubon Society and the sidewalk construction company are both on site and working together to ensure the protection of the trees as well as the repair of the sidewalks.
Tyler County expects the construction and repairs to be done by Friday, February 3rd.