Fort Worth has 1,600 gas wells drilled or permitted, and thousands more could be drilled as development continues in the Barnett Shale. Each well requires dozens of trucks to bring in equipment and supplies and haul away waste.
Here’s some additional information about road damage:
Argyle figures out cost of gas drilling’s toll on roads
By Peggy Heinkel-Wolfe / Staff Writer
ARGYLE — Engineers have come up with a figure for the town to rebuild its roads so that they can handle drilling traffic: $311,520 per lane per mile.