Don Hawthorne

County Commissioner

Here we are reaching the end of 2015. It has been a busy year and passed by very quickly.


During the last months we have received several slow rains, which has had a softening affect on gravel roads and has kept our grader operators busy working to keep their areas in shape.


As a result of a late summer, we were able to continue our oil and chipping later than normal. We completed two miles of Airport Road from Coombs Road to Pecan Road and Coombs from 115 to Airport Road. This makes a total of 14 miles of oil and chip roads that we did this year.


The guys have worked on patching the bad spots on Indiahoma Road from U.S. 62 north to the Refuge gate. They cut out the places where the surface has broken down, reinforced the base and resurfaced it with asphalt. Also to prevent damage to other asphalt roads, we rented a crack sealer and filled the cracks with a hot rubbery substance which prevents moisture from getting into the crack and making it larger as the temperature reaches below freezing.


We had a preconstruction meeting with the Comanche Nation, City of Cache and T&G Construction Co. regarding the resurfacing of the streets on the east side of Cache. The work will begin on March 14, 2016. By agreement with the three entities, Comanche Nation Transportation will be funding this project.


Foreman Kenny Kinder, FEMA Coordinator Debbie McDonald and I have had several meetings with representatives from FEMA working out the details for the District to get reimbursement for work and materials associated with repairing the damage caused by the May floods.


To improve the safety of our roads and bridges, we have begun to install new reflectors on the guard rails. They are more reflective than the old ones and are more visible at night. Also, we have contracted with a local company to restripe our larger bridges on the major roads.


The CEC Engineering Co. completed the required inspection of the bridges in our District. We had 26 bridges that received a rating that requires us to do preventative repair this year to prevent it from becoming a serious problem. In addition, there were 18 others that needed some type of maintenance. We had only a total of 5 bridges on the list to be repaired in 2014. The increase was due to the flooding this past year.


We have increased the number of trucks equipped with sand spreaders from 2 to 4. They are loaded and in the barn to stay dry in case we need them over the Holidays.


We continue to work with the schools in our District. Cache Public Schools requested our help to improve the parking lot south of the stadium and improve a road at the elementary school. A parking lot was graveled at the Chattanooga School.


Road Forman Kenny Kinder attended a 2-day safety meeting at the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma. Some of the subjects covered: tree trimming safety, working in cold weather, and recognizing drug and alcohol use in the workplace.


The employees of District 3 participated in the United Way Campaign and the food drive, contributing over $1,500 to United Way and 1,235 cans of food.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the County Barn at 580-4293217.


Spring, summer and fall, when the low temperature is above 50 degrees is our road oil and chipping season. The May floods and subsequent clean up and repair delayed us starting as early as we would have liked to do. Therefore, we ran behind getting to the roads we had scheduled for this year. We were lucky to have a longer than usual warm season.


The roads that we have oil and chipped since our last report are Bishop between Deyo and Red Elk Roads, Indiahoma from Lee Blvd to Coombs, Hilary from Meers Porterhill to State Highway 58, Airport Road from Cache Road north to the end of the road, Wildflower Circle in the City of Cache, Airport Road from Coombs to Pecan Road, Coombs Road from County Road 115 to Airport Road, and portions of streets in Pecan Valley South, Wichita Mountain Estates and Pecan Valley North.


In cooperation with the Comanche Nation, we have gone out for bid to asphalt the streets on the east side of the City of Cache. That bid opening will be on November 9th at the Comanche County Board of County Commissioner’s meeting.


We patched the pot holes on Indiahoma Road from U.S. 62 to the Refuge gate. Ft. Sill had 138 low water crossings wash out during the May flood. The heavy trucks hauling gravel to repair them and trucks coming from the dismantling of Job Corp caused the road to deteriorate more than it would have normally. Also our crew worked at smoothing out some rough spots west of Indiahoma.


At the request of the residents in Pecan Valley South, a street light was installed at the corner of 112th Street and Cache Road to light the dark intersection. A portion of the intersection is in the Lawton City limits, therefore an agreement was reached between the City and County to share in the cost of the installation and operation of the street light.


We purchased a new oil distributor truck to be used in our oil and chipping operation.  It replaces one that was bought in 1992, and required continuous repairs to keep it operating. In our continuing effort to upgrade the equipment, we purchased two new John Deere tractors and mowers. We picked up 9 pickup trucks off of State surplus to replace ours that have high mileage.


As a result of the new acquisitions, we are selling via the bid process a number of pickups, tractors and some heavy equipment. If you are interested, you may inquire at the District 3 County Barn at 907 H Avenue in Cache.


Tinhorns were installed in the City of Cache and Town of Chattanooga. At the request of Cache Public Schools, we cleaned out the bar ditches in front of the school along H Avenue.


About 10:00 p.m. on October 12th, Road Foreman, Kenny Kinder got a call from dispatch concerning a 40 pound box of roofing nails that had been spilled along Cache Road from Hop-N-Sak to Airport Road. Kenny, Flint Runyan, James Morehead, and Carl Mullins hooked our 5-foot industrial strength magnet on the loader and picked up all the nails in the roadway and went out the next morning and ran the magnet over the shoulder of the road.


About 4:00 a.m. on the 16th of October, Kenny got a call from dispatch requesting a grader and loader at a wildfire at Lee Blvd. and Bigbow Road. He, Flint Runyan and Dennis Long responded to provide assistance.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.




The May flood is old news now but the affect on our road work was longer lasting. More that half of the 625 miles of roads in the Western District needed some degree of repair from grading to complete rock replacement.


Twenty of our 135 bridges in the District needed some work, mostly debris removal. There were 5 road closures, all but one was caused by tinhorn wash outs. The major closure was the bridge on Cross Road over Sandy Creek. That one costs us over $50,000 in manpower, equipment and materials to get it open again.


We have been working with the Federal Highway Administration and Oklahoma Department of Transportation to get reimbursed for the work we have done on clearing out debris and road and bridge repair, due to the flood. We have received notice that we will be approved for $175,644.26 for 7 of our 9 projects involving major collector roads.


We have had several meetings with FEMA to get funds for three categories of damage: debris removal, emergency repair and permanent work. It is too early to know how much money they will provide for our flood related damage.


The night of the flood, May 22, and the next morning, Forman Kenny Kinder, A.D. Fischer, Flint Runyon, Melvin Beeson, Mark Barefoot, Carl Mullins, and Brad Jones were on hand to help rescue folks with the front-end loaders and graders. Most of the District 3 crew was out Saturday morning clearing roads and making roads passable, several with little or no sleep.


The County Barn was used as a meeting place for area residents that had been flooded to provide initial information for help from FEMA. Debbie McDonald did an excellent job as our coordinator.


Because of all the flood damage, we are about 2 months behind getting started on oiling and chipping the 12 miles of roads we had planned for this summer. The road crew just started getting the mile of Bishop Road between Red Elk and Deyo Roads ready to oil and chip. The next road done will be Airport from Cache Road to the dead end. The latter is part of a partnered cooperative agreement between Comanche Nation, District 3 and the City of Cache.


The rest of this partnered agreement is the streets on the east side of the City of Cache. Because of the delay caused by the flooding, we are looking at the feasibility of contracting this portion out.


We are permitted under State Statute to provide assistance to the Public Schools in our District. We spread material on Indiahoma Public School’s playground. We removed dirt in the bar ditches at Cache Pubic School to allow the water to drain better along H Street. We hauled dirt to Chattanooga Public School’s ball diamond and recycled the street in front on the school.


I have been coordinating completion of the County budget for 2015-16 again this year. I have completed meetings with all elected officials and department heads to hear their budget requests and they totaled $10,411,001.55. We have a projected revenue of $8,719,500. To develop a balanced budget, I had to look at every possible area to make reductions without cutting workforce and required duties of county government. I expect to complete the process this month and have it ready to go before the Excise Board.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.


You can access this report monthly on the county web site as well as the County Times. The official web site is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office.

And the rains came! And did they ever! We went to bed one night and the next morning the ponds were nearly full. Who would have thought? The rains came and about the time the guys had the roads back in shape, we would get another good one, and do it all over again.


We lost a lot of road material when the ditches could not carry the amount of water we would get all at once, and it would run over the road. We also lost two big tin horns. One across Pecan Road between 97th and 112th Streets and one on Meers-Porter Hill Road between 277 and 287 Roads. The tin horns cannot be installed when a foot or so of water is running through. Therefore, we have had to keep those roads closed until water recedes.


Before the rains started, the road crew worked on getting Airport Road between Coombs and Pecan Roads ready to oil and chip. They have Paint Road starting at the railroad tracks going north to the Cache Cemetery to mill and get ready to oil and chip. We have about 12 miles of roads that are scheduled to be oil and chipped this summer.


We had the ribbon cutting ceremony for 112th Street this past month. The road is complete only lacking the establishment of sod on the north end where the rains washed it out. But that did not dampen the celebration of a major project that involved the State, County and City and we all felt a sense of pride in this project.


We responded to a request from the Town of Faxon officials to patch some of their streets and to furnish several loads of dirt on which to build a pad and a fire station. Chattanooga VFD has agree to put a substation in the Town of Faxon. Our road crew recycled and shaped several more streets in Chattanooga to be oiled and chipped at a later date.


We had a plan-in-hand meeting with CEC Engineering and a representative from the utilities company on our Boulder Creek Bridge project on Airport Road between Cache and Gore Roads. The environmental review is about completed and we have had the primary review of the bridge plans. The next step is to acquire the necessary easement and move the utilities. If all goes well construction will began next summer.


We helped out the fairgrounds by removing the woodchips from the coliseum following the stock show.

If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.


ADDEMDUM to the Road and Bridge Report


I had written the Road and Bridge Report Saturday morning, and my editor (a.k.a. wife) had reviewed it.


In the early evening, we were watching radar and noticed that even though it was not raining in Cache, it seemed to hang over the mountains, and we turned on the scanner and heard that Panther Creek and Buford Lake were flooding. My wife began to notify all the folks whose numbers we knew that lived along Cache Creek to warn them of the possibility of flood water.


Later in the evening, we began to hear that Shady Lane in Cache was flooding. I heard the Cache Fire Chief call dispatch requesting a front-end loader from Comanche County District 3  I called Road Forman Kenny Kinder, who had also heard the request and called Arnold Fischer, Flint Runyan, Mark Barefoot and Melvin Beeson to take the loaders to Shady Lane to see if they could help. Carl Mullins and Brad Jones also reported to the County Barn to see where they could help.


After the water started to subside, the loaders were used to clear the logs and other debris from Cache Road between Cache Creek and Rock Creek Bridges. In addition to rescuing a number of people with the front-end loader from Shady Lane and Rock Creek, the guys also helped save a young girl who had been hanging in a tree limb over rushing water for over two hours.


Kenny and the crew got home about daylight, just in time to put on some dry clothes and we started getting phone calls about washed out and damaged roads.  The calls were coming in very fast and they were taking the time of the Road Forman. I asked Debbie McDonald and John Mark Fisher to set up a clearing house to receive calls and track road closures at the County Barn. I called dispatch to have the calls routed to the County Barn.


Kenny and 14 of our guys were out Sunday until about 6 or 7 in the evening working opening up roads and making the roads and bridges as safe as possible. They were out again Monday morning continuing to work on opening and fixing severely damaged and unsafe roads.


The County workers deserve a lot of credit. I have not worked with a more dedicated bunch of individuals, and I am proud to be associated with them.




The past two months brought us four snow and ice events: February 16, 23, 27-28 and March 3-4-5. I want to thank Foreman Kenny Kinder and the guys who got out early and stayed on the job late to sand the major intersections and bridges. We received several requests from Medicine Park to sand their streets also.


The road crew has been working on Indiahoma Road preparing it for oil and chipping this summer. We will be resurfacing it from Lee Blvd. to Coombs Road. We replaced four very old concrete culvert cross drains with new tinhorns, which will make the road wider and safer.


We have 10 road projects that we plan to oil and chip this summer. We may add one or two additional ones, if time permits.


We continue to work with CEC Engineers on the streets on the east side of the City of Cache. To establish the scope of the project, we ask T&G Construction to core sample several locations to let us know what kind of base and how thick the asphalt is on the streets. This will determine the costs. A three party agreement has been signed with the City of Cache, Comanche Nation and the County. Part of this agreement includes Airport Road from Cache Road north to the dead end.


112th Street status: The aggregate and asphalt surface has been laid. In order to accommodate the truck traffic, there were 8 inches of rock aggregate and 7 inches of asphalt. Depending on the weather, the sod in the ditches should be laid in the next couple of weeks. Lawton has to put one head wall to a cross drain and stripe the road yet. A ribbon cutting has been scheduled for April 24th at 11:00 a.m. at the Goodyear west gate.


Since the Cache Road and 112th Street intersection is very dark, we have been working with the City of Lawton and Councilwoman Cherry Phillips to install a street light to make it safer. The cost will be shared between the City and County.


We had a plan-in-hand meeting with ODOT, CEC Engineering, and a CED engineer to replace the bridge on Airport Road just south of Cache Road. The new bridge may require buying additional right of way and utilities to be moved.


With the rains and warm weather, the grass is starting to grow. We are getting the mowing machines ready to start taking care of the roadways. We will be spraying the intersections and bridge areas with herbicides to kill the grass and weeds and make for better visibility.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.




Holiday leave is over and it’s been back to work catching up on getting the roads back in shape. Of the four years I’ve been in office, we have had snow and/or ice over every Christmas Holiday. We sanded hills, bridges and intersections. Even though the snow and ice did not stay long, we did make it safer for morning travelers.


Road Forman, Kenny Kinder and I met with leaders from the Comanche Nation Transportation Department concerning resurfacing the streets on the east side of Cache. At our latest meeting, the engineer from CEC Engineering met with us to discuss design and project cost. The work on the streets will begin later this coming summer.


Responding to a concern about the entrance into Neugebauer Acres, the crew put in a wider tinhorn, removed the loose gravel, and graded the road so it would drain better.


At the request of the Town of Faxon, we patched their streets and at the request of the Town of Chattanooga,  we are recycling 2nd Street. That street will be resurfaced later this year. We also hauled a load of screenings for the Town of Medicine Park, at their request.


The drought has been hard on our roads, particularly those that are asphalt. We have rented a crack sealing machine and have had a crew working most of the winter filling cracks.   That prevents water from getting to them, freezing and causing more damage. Job Corp Road was our latest repair and crack seal project.


Working with the local schools, we hauled a load of screenings to the Chattanooga FFA barn, and a load of special “Choctaw Mix” dirt for the Cache baseball diamond infield.


We worked our first fire this year by providing a motor grader to cut fire breaks at a wildfire northwest of Indiahoma. The dry grass, low humidity, and strong winds is the perfect formula for serious wildfires. If these conditions continue, the County will have to impose a burn ban. Even without a burn ban, residents of Comanche County need to be very careful when burning outside.


112th Street status: We have finish preparing the sup grade, and T & G Construction is putting down the 8 inches of aggregate and once this is all down, they will lay the 7 inches of asphalt. After the road surface is down, we will finish the bar ditches and pull the dirt up to the road grade. We are currently advertizing for bids to have the sod laid on bare surfaces.


Kenny and I met with the Pecan Valley North Homeowners Association to discuss the speed limits on Cache Road, repair to their streets, and drainage problems. We are working in Pecan Valley South to repair bad spots in their streets.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.

You can access this report monthly on the county web site as well as the County Times. The official web site is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office.


Since the long slow rain that we had this past month caused the roads to get soft, we put out gravel in a number of places to firm them up. And the grader crew spent a considerable amount of time getting our gravel roads back into shape.


Before the rain our extended dry weather caused the clay soil we have in most of southwest Oklahoma to shift, resulting in cracks forming in some of our asphalt roads. In the winter when water gets into those areas, and it freezes, it will cause the asphalt to break up. So we rented the crack sealer again to put down rubber sealant to prevent that from happening.


The Meers-Porterhill Road overlay project is completed. This was a cooperative venture between the Comanche Nation and Comanche County, District 3 to put a 2-inch overlay on Meers-Porterhill Road from State Highway 58 to U.S. 277. This road was in need of repair and this improvement made it a safer road to travel. We very much appreciate the relationship we have with the Comanche Nation.


The ice and snow that occurred last month caused us to get out the sanding trucks on Sunday night and early Monday morning to ensure that our citizens would have a safer commute.


Representatives from the Oklahoma Emergency Management Office were at the County Barn office this past week working on the close out for funding we received from the FEMA declared disaster for the 2009-10 ice storm. The total amount of funds that were allotted was $3,147,771.61, of which we were advanced $1,633,618.30. After we have completed the closeout audits, we should receive a total of $ 1,514,152.30.


Last month we reported that District 3 contributed 800 of the 1,630 cans collected in the County’s United Way food drive, and we were awarded the winning prize of a steak dinner on the 25th of November. United Way Coordinator, Lindsey Billen coordinated the meal and had her dad Jerry Krasser doing the cooking. Venius Matthys owner and editor of The County Times furnished the potatoes. The dinner was enjoyed and appreciated by all of the employees of District 3.


Beginning on December 18, 2014, the District 3 Barn will be closed until January 5, 2015. If an emergency occurs, such as a snow or ice event, a crew will be called out to sand intersections and bridges. Otherwise, it is a good time for the crew to use their accrued leave & comp time. We wish each of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.



This month the County United Way Coordinator, Lindsey Billen challenged each of the departments to a “Food War”. The purpose was to gather canned goods for the Food bank. The employees of District 3 stepped up to the task and donated 800 of the 1,630 cans that was collected. As a reward, we will be treated to a steak dinner later this month. I would like to recognize and thank Debbie McDonald for coordinating our event. We also have a special “thank you” to Marlys Bigbow and the staff at the Cache Hop & Sack for helping to collect food donations.


For the past month, we have dedicated a lot of time to the Meers-Porterhill Road between S. H. 58 and U.S. 62. The Comanche Nation Transportation Department agreed to provide the funding for a two inch over lay. We had the responsibility to get the road prepared for the resurfacing. The crew dug out a number of bad spots over the seven miles and filled them with screenings, and these with the rest of the rough spots were blade leveled with asphalt. We laid down over 1,000 tons of asphalt to make the old road as smooth as possible.


The Comanche Nation suggested and agreed to pay for a change order to expand the road from a 22-foot to a 24-foot. This made it much safer. This project has been completed.


The Job Corp Road from U.S. Highway 62 to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge has been patched. That road is getting a little age and the effects of the drought on it, and all of our roads are taking its toll causing more cracks that we would normally have had with regular rains.


Street patching was also done in Pecan Valley South, and we repaired the parking lot at the Chattanooga School.


Our mowing of major collector roads is about complete and we will begin mowing the ditches along gravel roads in preparation for winter.


The road crew finished the oil and chipping of Elk Creek Loop. Our oil distribution truck used to put down the oil for the chips broke down on this project and it had to be taken to Oklahoma City for repairs. So unless we get a week of warm weather, this could be the last road we oil and chip this year. To lay oil and chips, we must have three nights in a row that do not drop below 50 degrees.


We had the final inspection by ODOT on the Boulder Creek Bridge on Gore Blvd between Airport and Paint roads. This low water crossing was a part of the 5-year plan to be replaced with a bridge.


Kenny Kinder, Road Forman, and I attended the grand opening of the new addition to the Meers Volunteer Fire Department station. They added on a kitchen, meeting room and inside rest rooms. This was a result of a REAP grant and a lot of in kind labor and materials donated by other folks. Fire Chief, Bill Cunningham and the volunteer firemen have worked hard to modernize these facilities, and have done an outstanding job.


These rural volunteer fire departments are an important part of our communities not only providing fire protection, but also medical support through their first responders. It is surprising to me that in a month they will make more medical “runs” than they do for fires.


112th Street Status: As reported last month all the utilities are moved and we have started preparing the road bed and the bar ditches. Lawton has put in the cross drains. They had a little trouble with the inflow and outflow pieces. We have offered to help Lawton with the side drains at the entrances into Pecan Valley South and with the construction of the extension of the drain under Cache Road at the 112th Street intersection.


Phase 2 of the 112th street surfacing bid was awarded to T&G Construction by the Board of County Commissioners and all the necessary bonds and agreements are in place. As soon as the City and County have their parts completed, the road surfacing will begin.


We were all saddened by the passing of Bill Foster. Bill was a long time employee having been hired by Commissioner Duty Rowe. Besides being a fellow employee, he was a friend.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.

You can access this report monthly on the county web site as well as the County Times. The official web site is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office.


The regular rains, though not large amounts, have kept the grass growing and our crews mowing and the need to grade roads in the District. And with or without rain, patching roads is a continuing process.


We received bids on the Meers-Porterhill Road overlay project from SH 58 to US 62. T&G Construction was the low bidder. We have been smoothing out the rough spots and where necessary digging out bad spots and repairing them so the overlay will be as even as possible. This project is being funded by the Comanche Nation.


Second Street in Cache from B to G Avenue, 197th Street on the west side of Chattanooga, and Holsey Acres Road from Bigbow to Bandy have been recently oiled and chipped.

Hillary Road was recycled and the road base ready to be oiled and chipped later this year. In addition, the City of Cache requested us to recycle 4th Street between Elm and Oak Streets and we will resurface it when requested to do so by the City.


The trash trucks in Pecan Valley South have destroyed Stonebrook Drive beyond repair and it had to be recycled. Additional rock material was added to build up the base and it is to be oiled and chipped later this year.


Phase II of 112th Street: AT&T has gotten their lines moved and PSO is finishing up relocating their lines. A fiber optic line will be moved as soon as PSO is finished. The house on the east side of the street will be switched from CKT rural water to the Pecan Valley water system. The cross drains and side drains are on site and will be installed as soon as the utilities are clear, which should be by the end of the month. The bid packet for the surfacing is ready to be sent out. Depending on the weather, we still plan to have the street completed before the end of the year.


Foreman, Kenny Kinder and some of our County employees provided assistance to the fire departments fighting the fire north of Indiahoma. At the request of the Incident Commander, we had a motor grader cutting fire breaks and we provided and hauled fuel to the fire trucks engaged in trying to contain the fire.


Kenny and I met with the Cache Mayor and his staff, and members of the Comanche Nation to discuss resurfacing some of the streets on the east side of the City. We are currently working out an agreement that formalizes the arrangement and responsibilities.


I met with the officers of the Pecan Valley North Homeowners Association to discuss a number of problems with their streets and drainage. . We repainted the right turning lane that goes into Pecan Valley North and the Lawton Christian School.


The Meers Volunteer Fire Department, with a REAP grant and a large amount of in-kind contributions has expanded their fire station. Then we had our crew expand the parking lot and drive way to accommodate the new addition to the fire station.


We provided assistance to some of the schools in the District. We hauled wood chips for the playground and a special type of dirt for their softball and baseball diamonds. Heavy equipment installing new air conditioner units on the roof of the high school damaged the parking lot and we dug out the damaged spots and patched them with crusher rock and screenings.


If you have questions or concerns, I can be contacted at or you may phone the Courthouse or County Barn and I will return your call.

You can access this report monthly on the county web site as well as the County Times. The official web site is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office.



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 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 is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office.