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District 3: Road and Bridge Report (October 2012)

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The warm weather, along with a few rain showers, has caused the grass to continue to grow and as a result the mowing crews are getting the last cut in before the onset of winter.

We have finished redoing five streets in Cache that were scheduled for this year. The City has told us they will be requesting additional streets, which will be put on next year’s schedule.

We recycled the existing street surface on N.W. Pecan Valley Dr. and N.W. Valley Ridge Dr. in the Pecan Valley North Addition. Also, the bad spots on N.W. Forest Lane have been dug out and patched. Those streets will be oiled and chipped. When these streets were originally put in they were not done with a good road base nor was there adequate drainage. The road crew had to take out over 100 tons of dirt and put in 200 tons of rock before the road would set up under the packing machine and allow it to be chipped. The extra work caused this project to take longer than was planned.

We helped Indiahoma with their semi-annual cleanup day. Four dump trucks were assigned to this task and in two days hauled off 37 loads of trash, old furniture and limbs.

Gravel was added to Coffee Rd. from State Highway 115 to the county line to take care of some spots that get muddy when it rains.

The crew cleaned up the ditches on Copperfield Rd. south of Gore Blvd. and reset a tinhorn to allow for better drainage.

Road Forman, Kenny Kinder and I met with a local contractor to formulate a plan to determine the cost of repairing 82nd St. from Coombs Rd. to State Highway 36. The county rebuilt the road in 1988-89 at a cost of well over a million dollars. We believe that we need to repair it now before it costs more to rebuild it later.

Kenny and I, along with Assistant DA Jerry Cude met with Lawton Engineers Jerry Idler and George Hennessee to work out the final details of the Interlocal Agreement for 112th Street. This project is planned for two phases. The County & the City of Lawton has received $950,000 from ODOT to redo Phase 1 of the project. The first phase runs from the railroad right of way south to the intersection of Lee Blvd. and east .4 of a mile. Before the project can begin it has to be approved by the Lawton City Council, Comanche County Board of County Commissioners, and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

The shoulders of Job Corp Road were reworked to stabilize the road and to increase the margin of safety.

The shop drawings for the steel frame and roof were approved and ordered for our new office addition at the barn.   The contractor has started digging the foundation. The plumbing will be put in before the slab is poured.

We had ten of our Western District crew members attend a Road Maintenance class. It was put on by Oklahoma State University and sponsored by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Lee Blvd Status: Construction of Lee Blvd is progressing right along. The cross drains are in and the road bed is almost completed to Airport Road. They have started laying the first two layers of asphalt from the Lawton City limits west to the Boulder Greek Bridge, including the intersection at Deyo Mission Rd.   Completion date is approximately the 15th of December.

You can access this report monthly on the county web site as well as the County Times. The official web site www.comanchecounty.us is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office. You can contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with any questions or concerns.