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District 3: Road and Bridge Report (March 2012)

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The District 3 crew spent a lot of time during road maintenance after the rains we had around the first of the month and now with the heavy rainfall they are back out check and getting them back in order.

The road building crew got Post Oak Road redone from Lee Blvd south to Bishop Road, and the road base was built up and ready to be resurfaced this summer sometime. The rest of the road is in pretty good shape.  However, there are some places we are going to try to patch the edges that are breaking off causing the road to narrow.

The town of Faxon requested us to patch some pot holes in their streets and we hauled in some gravel to for the parking lot around their Community Center.

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District 3: Road and Bridge Report (Feb 2012)

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With the rain and snow this month, the guys will be getting their roads back into shape.  We have over 600 miles of roads in District 3 and about two thirds of them are gravel. It will take some time to get over all of them, but they all will be graded.

We are still working on getting the funding for 112th Street.  I have met with ODOT Commissioner Brad Burgess and Brent Copeland, Plant Manager of Goodyear.  We are ready to request Industrial Access Program funds from ODOT.  The first step of the request process was completed at the Commissioner’s Board Meeting held on February 13th when the board approved a resolution allowing me to submit the 112th proposal to ODOT.

 

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District 3: Road & Bridge Report (Jan 2012)

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We hope all of you have had a terrific start to your New Year.

Comanche County District 3 is in full force after the holidays and we are thankful there were no wildfires, snow or ice storms.

Our road building crew recycled and reshaped the roadbed on Big Bow Road, between Rogers Lane and Holsey Road.  When the weather warms we can oil and chip it, as well as Big Bow Road, from old Cache Road south to the dead end past Coombs Road, that we got ready last fall.

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District 1: Road & Bridge Report (Jan 2012)

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Our District 1 top priority, as is most citizens in eastern Comanche County, is to complete the Trail Road project as soon as possible.  We hope to receive a letter from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) over the next few days which will state we can move forward with the project.  We certainly appreciate Comanche Nation and the BIA for covering the majority of cost for this project, as they have done for several projects over the past few years.  Without their help, this major project wouldn’t have been possible.

Although the wait to receive funding and approval to complete Trail Road has taken much longer than expected, there are some good things which have come from waiting,

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District 3: Road & Bridge Report (Dec 2011)

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We have continued to work on Tinney Road, between 97th and 112th streets.  This month we have cleaned the bar ditches so the water can drain away from the road, thus making it last longer. The road base is ready to be oiled and chipped next spring when the weather warms.

Cobb Engineering completed the bridge inspection for District 3.  We have 133 bridges in our district and 97.5% of them passed without need of maintenance. The remainder needs some degree of maintenance to ensure their continued safe use. It might be surprising to know that two of the earliest bridges were built in 1915.  Quite a number were constructed in the 1930’s and 1940’s.

Must have been boring football games Thanksgiving weekend because we had a rash of road signs knocked down and/or stolen.  In September, the Board of County Commissioners approved a reward of $1,000.00 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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