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Road and Bridge Report: District 1 (October 2013)

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Last week was a busy week for District 1 road crews. The week began with work on 135th Street, working from North Drive north for 3/4 miles. Crews also cleaned berms and began recycling in Fletcher.

This week, crews will lay a second coat and overlay to the oil and chipped areas on King Road and Wolfe Road. BY the end of the week, crews will begin the overlay and chipping in the Fletcher city limits. 

Weather permitting, North Drive and 135th will be oil and chipped. If it is not done this week, it will be finished next week. 

 

Road and Bridge Report: District 3 (September 2013)

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There is a feel of fall in the air and we are hustling to get as many of our FEMA roads completed as we can.  FEMA funds are paying to repair and redo roads that were damaged in the 2010 ice storm. We have until March 2014 to finish the projects.  There is a possibility of getting an extension, if needed.

This past month we have completed three miles on Tackle Box Rd. from State Highway 58 to Stoney Point Rd., and two miles of 4-Mile from Tackle Box Rd to Welch Rd.  Two miles of Red Elk Rd. from Cache Rd. to Lee Blvd. are almost completed; however, the road crew found several spots in the base that must be dug out and replaced with 1½ inch gravel and then repacked the road base.  Once that is done the oil and chips can go down. 

Stoney Point Rd. has been made ready to oil and chip one mile from Tackle Box Rd. to McIntosh Rd.  Once that mile is completed, we will redo Stoney Point Rd. from Tackle Box Rd. to S. H. 49.

While we are waiting on the City of Lawton to get the concrete cross-drains for the 112th street project, we have been hauling native gravel to the Phase 1 portion of the road to raise the road bed base. Also, regarding 112th Street, Road Foreman Kenny Kinder and I met with Cobb Engineering to start the design of Phase 2 of this project.  This second phase will go from Cache Road to 100 feet north of the railroad tracks.

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Road and Bridge Report: District 1 (Sept 2013 pt. 2)

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It has been a busy September for District 1 as we work to oil and chip a number of roads in the area. Last week, crews worked on 82nd Street and Oklahomna 36, working south for three miles.

This week, the focus early in the week is the removal of rock on Wolfe Road, from 180th Street back to the west. Once the rock is removed, the road will be primed, oiled and chipped.

Crews will also be recycling on 135th Street, between North Drive and King Road. The final area of focus will be the town of Fletcher, where crews will work to recycle five miles of road in the area.

Thank you for your continued patience on this endeavor. Please pay attention to all crews and signs in the roads. 

 
 

Road and Bridge Report: District 1 Sept 2013 pt.1)

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Road crews will be working on Gooden this week, preparing and oil and chipping, between 90th Street and Trail Road. Once completed, crews will move to Sheridan Road, south of Oklahoma 36. The crews will work west from there, prepaing previously recycled roads for the oil and chip process.

As always, thank you for your patience and please pay attention to all construction signs and workers on the road. 

 

Road and Bridge Report: District 3 (August 2013)

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The summer rains have been a welcome event, but they have caused us to be behind in the number of roads we had planned to oil and chip, as well as the mowing.  Also, we are one man short on our mowing crew.

The contractor did complete the widening of the narrow bridge on Four Mile Road just north of Tackle Box Road.  This will make this road safer.  There have been several fatalities at that bridge in recent years.

The crew oiled and chipped a mile on Post Oak Road between Bishop and Coombs roads, two miles of Crater Creek Road between Old Cache Road and Lee Blvd, and a mile of Paint Road between Gore and Lee Blvd. They have completed a portion of Tackle Box Road, and will finish it before moving on to Four Mile and Stoney Point roads.

We had the opportunity to put a two inch overlay on Deyo Mission Road between Lee Blvd and old Cache Road.  The county crew got the road ready to be asphalted by T & G Construction Co.  The project has been completed.

The construction of Phase 1 of the 112th Street project has begun.  Lawton is responsible for milling up the existing road surface and putting in the cross drains.  We are waiting on Lawton to put in the cross drains before we can do our part in preparing the road and shaping the drainage ditches.

Earlier in the year, we had applied to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Revolving Fund for the purchase of 3 new 10-wheel dump trucks.  That was approved and on the first of August we took delivery on three 2014 Mack trucks.  This is a great addition to the District’s aging truck fleet.

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