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District 1: Road and Bridge Report (Jan. 2013 Pt. 3)

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Last week, road crews completed work on 240th Street, south of Oklahoma 17, and have now moved into a one-mile stretch of road north of the highway. We ask the citizens please be aware of the work and do their best to avoid the area, or if not possible, please follow the signs to ensure the safety of workers and drivers.

We apologize for any problems and appreciate your patience with us as we continue to improve the roads in the area. All worked roads will be reoiled and chipped this summer.

 

DIstrict 3: Road and Bridge Report (Jan 2013)

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The holidays started off with a snow and freezing rain. We had a crew out on Christmas day and the day after sanding bridges and intersections.

We have had a rash of stolen signs again. All the road signs along Wolf Road were taken and a number of stop signs were painted with graffiti. As I have stated before, the money we have to spend on replacing signs is taken away from dollars we could have used for road improvements. But the most important aspect of this problem is public safety issues.

If you have information regarding the person or persons involved in this, please call 580-429-3217 or the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department at 580-351-4280. The Board of County Commissioners has approved a reward for information and/or evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone stealing or defacing county road signs. People convicted of stealing or vandalizing county property can be ordered by the court to pay the county for the cost of any rewards granted concerning the defendant’s case.

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District 1: Road and Bridge Report (Jan 2013 Pt. 2)

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Road crews will be working on 240th Street, on a stretch one mile south of Oklahoma 17, workinng north towards the highway.

Please watch for road crews and signs to control traffic. We apologize for any problems and appreciate your patience as we continue to improve roads within the district.

The roads will be reoiled and chipped this summer as weather continues to warm up. 

 
 

District 1: Road and Bridge Report (Jan 2013 pt 1)

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Well, welcome to 2013! We hope 2012 was all you hoped for and more.

We are starting off the new year by replacing a tin horn at County Line east, south of the Highway. Rain and weather may delay the work, but we will continue to monitor weather patterns. The tin horn will take 3-4 days to complete, as it crosses the entire road.

Please monitor closely and be prepared to take alternative routes to avoid troubles.

 

District 3: Road and Bridge Report (Dec. 2012)

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It has been a busy but productive month for us as we get ready to end the year 2012. I believe we have accomplished a lot and look forward to 2013.

Our 10-wheel dump truck fleet has got some age on it, so we took bids for a good used one and received two good bids, so we decided to purchase both of them. Also, we applied for a revolving fund grant from ODOT and we received word this past week that we were granted $381,000 to buy three new 10-wheel dump trucks, which will be going out for bid soon. This will improve our dump-truck fleet.

Elk Creek Loop, off of Bishop Road had been partially chipped several years ago and had deteriorated beyond repair. The road crew dug out the soft spots and replaced it with 4-inch gravel to stabilize the base for the winter.

We were called upon to clear an area of play ground equipment at Cache Schools so the contractor could begin the new addition to the Intermediate building.

The hot temperatures of the summer have caused more roads to buckle, particularly on Cache Road. Forman Kenny Kinder had the guys take the Bomag recycler to grind off the high spots to make the road smoother.

An accident on the Rock Creek Bridge on Cache Road destroyed the guard rail. We completely replaced the south side guard rail and repainted it.

Every year an engineering company inspects our bridges to rate their structural integrity. There were 5 bridges out of the 135 in the Western District that require minor maintenance to prevent further deterioration.

The two summers of extreme drought has caused a number of trees to die in our right of ways. This creates a hazard if they were to fall on to a roadway. To make tree trimming saver, we purchased a bucket truck for them to use when they need to get to high places to do the work.

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