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Monthly Archives: April 2013

 

District 3:  Road and Bridge Report

Don Hawthorne, County Commissioner

The road crew continues to get roads ready to be oiled and chipped this summer.  As reported last month, we have Paint, Crater Creek, and Deyo Mission Roads ready to be finished.

This month we plan to start redoing Post Oak Road starting at Bishop Road and going south to the Post Oak Creek Bridge, and Four-Mile Road starting at SH 49 to Allison Road, Tackle Box Road from Stoney Point Road to Four Mile Road, and Stoney Point Road starting at SH49 north to McIntosh Road.

Invitation to bid on the Deyo Mission Road Project was sent out the last week of March. Bid opening will be April 22, 2013.  The road will be resurfaced from the new part of the Lee Blvd intersection and extend to old Cache Road.

Action Safety Supply Co. striped over 58 miles of roads throughout the District.  This was our number one request, and we are glad the weather got warm enough to complete it. The roads that were striped were: 82nd Street, County Road 115 from Cache to Chattanooga, Indiahoma Road to the refuge, Madische Road, McCracken Road, Meers-Porterhill, Old Cache Road, and Wolf Road.

At the request of the City of Cache, we leveled the ground at Maloy Park in preparation for the assembling of the new playground equipment. Cache Public Schools requested us to build a road for the buses to go behind the Elementary building to relieve the morning and evening traffic congestion. Also the crew repaired the bus turnaround at the end of Wichita Ridge Road.

Gravel was added to 112th Street south of Pecan and on Hurst south of SH 36, and sections of Meers-Porterhill and Indiahoma Roads were patched.

Some of our crew spent most of 4 days removing wood chips from the Fairground’s Coliseum Building, following their livestock show.

Lee Blvd Status:  The construction of the road is completed! On Tuesday March 26th, we had our final drive through inspection with APAC, ODOT, and Kenny Kinder and I. However, the company will continue to water the sod to ensure that it gets rooted before the weather turns hot. So be aware of the slow moving water truck.  We plan to have the official opening ribbon cutting ceremony, with all who were involved in making the road possible, on April 9th at 2:00 pm.

If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at don.hawthorne@comanchecounty.us.

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