County Commissioner

Monthly Archives: July 2014

 

This is the first Road and Bridge report since the Primary Election, and I want to thank folks for their support and confidence, and for allowing me to serve another term. 

 

The road crew and support staff of the District 3 County Barn have just completed their well-deserved summer vacation break, and are now back to work full time.

 

Before the break, but after my last report to you, the road crew oiled and chipped three miles of McClung Road from State Highway 58 to Shroyer Road. We also completed the mile of Paradise Valley Drive north of Meers-Porterhill Road and the mile of Crater Creek Road from Coombs to Woodlawn.

 

We have gone out for bids to do a 2 inch overlay on the Meers-Porterhill Road. The funding for this project is provided by the Comanche Nation Transportation Department. We appreciate our fine working relationship with the Comanche Nation, and the cooperative projects we are able to complete together.

 

The crew re-cycled a mile of Holsey Acres Road from Big Bow Road to Bandy Road and 2nd Street and Wildflower Subdivision, in the City of Cache. We have yet to recycle Holsey Acres Road from Old Cache Road to Big Bow, but do plan that soon. The re-cycled roads in Holsey Acres and 2nd Street in Cache will be oiled and chipped later this summer.

 

A section of Indiahoma Road near the cemetery was recycled and repaired. The road crew is finishing oil and chipping 2 miles of Streets in Chattanooga.

 

The bridge on Boulder Creek at Gore Blvd. has been completed. However, we have not had the final inspection by ODOT and the County.

 

Letters to the landowners adjacent to the bridge on Airport Road, a ½ mile south of Old Cache Road, have been notified that the environmental studies will be taking place within the next several months.

 

Several of our crew worked at the Fair Grounds hauling dirt in for the Grand National Horsemen Association Play Day Finals. This event will be held the week of July 19-27, 2014. This big event is held annually, and brings in a large number of people that benefits the Lawton area economically.

 

Phase 2 of 112th Street status: The east fence of the north ½ mile has been moved over seventeen feet to the new right of way. The utility companies have until the end of the month of July to move their lines. Once the utilities are cleared, the City and County will put in new cross drains and prepare the road bed for resurfacing. The bid packet is being prepared to go out for the final layers of aggregate and asphalt surfacing.

 

Continuing our upgrade of District 3 equipment, we took delivery on two new motor graders to replace the older ones in our inventory.

 

Our crew has sprayed the intersections and bridges to kill the weeds, and we have been clearing brush and trimming tree limbs back to improve visibility.

 

A number of areas of streets in Pecan Valley North and South subdivisions have been dug out and repaired.

 

If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at don.hawthorne@comanchecounty.us or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.  You can also 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.