Oklahoma state lawmakers still have many important issues to address in the remaining days of the 2013 state legislative session. One of the most critical to Logan County residents and to those citizens, businesses and school buses driving on county roads across Oklahoma is HB 1080. This bill impacts all 77 county highway systems which […]
One of the more common problems the county deals with is replacing traffic control and street name signs. On a regular basis, we receive calls about missing or defaced signage or county workers observe that signs are missing.
Over the last few years, phenomenal growth has occurred in Logan County. This population expansion is beneficial to the county and we encourage it. However, with growth sometimes comes problems. In this article I would like to address one of these, and how the county can help.
There are instances when someone will ask why the county improves one area versus another. For instance, someone asked why we paved a particular mile section when it is a “dead-end road,” rather than the area they were interested in seeing improved. There really is purpose to our method of operation. According to state law, […]
Over the last few weeks District 2 employees have been working industriously to restore roadways after the bad weather events of late February. We have been trucking in rock and shale to re-establish road base in the worst areas and our graders have been covering as many miles as possible. I appreciate members of the […]
Due to weather predictions for rain and snow on Tuesday, Feb. 12, the company which will deliver prefabricated sections for the bridge on University requested we change the date for installation. Previously we had announced this as February 13. After conferring with the company which will provide the crane, we have rescheduled the work for […]
We are moving toward the final stages of construction on the new bridge at University east of Midwest. In late Nov. 2012, to minimize inconvenience to area residents, we temporarily installed a tin culvert and low water crossing at the site to enable them to enter and exit. We then removed the old bridge and […]
We are in the process of doing some final paper work with Oklahoma Department of Transportation to get the resurfacing of Douglas from Waterloo to Forrest Hills underway. The date of May 6, 2013 has been set for ODOT to award the bid to the contractor who will do the work.
This week begins the recovery from soft, soaking rains which devastated country roads throughout areas of Oklahoma. I’ve traveled many of the District 2 roads, assessing conditions, and many of you have called my cell phone or the office. This has given us a good comprehension of where the worst areas are and how best […]
On January 2, 2013, I stood before Judge Luke Duel to be sworn in for a second term as County Commissioner of District 2. I count it an honor to serve the residents of this district and pledge to continue the process of making road and bridge improvements which will help bring the county highway […]
Construction of a new bridge on University Ave. has begun and will replace an older, narrow, wooden structure.
Another major step is about to be completed on the five mile paving project of Midwest from Waterloo to Forrest Hills (No Name) and No Name from Midwest to Pine. On February 22, Midwest was paved from Charter Oak to Simmons. On June 19, Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo was paved. We are just about […]
Work on special projects is progressing throughout District 2. In the south we have finished building the road base with shale on Forrest Hills (No Name) from Pine to Midwest. Recently we installed tinhorns which are critical in establishing proper drainage for the road and right-of-way. All of this is in preparation for a […]
This update has two items that citizens may find of interest: a solid waste grant and an upcoming I-35 detour at Seward Rd.
Most of our updates have centered around paving roads, strategizing on how to get funding for infrastructure improvements, rehabilitating county roads with shale, building bridges, soil erosion prevention, etc. This time, however, I want to share with you what county officials in other areas of our nation have been writing about.
On June 29, 2012, a bid was awarded to Scurlock Industries of Miami, OK, for building a new bridge on University Ave. east of Midwest Blvd.
Projects in District 2 continue to progress. The much anticipated asphalt job on Midwest between Simmons and Waterloo was completed June 19. The next phase of the 5 mile project is clearing trees from right-of-way on Forrest Hills (No Name) between Pine and Midwest, in preparation to pave that mile.
In a previous update I wrote about a paving project on Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. Atlas Paving Company, which was awarded the bid to lay the asphalt, recently informed us that due to problems with their asphalt plant the start date for the project has been rescheduled for June 21 or 22, weather permitting.
After extensive work in clearing ditches and establishing road base, bids were sent out for asphalting Midwest from Simmons to Waterloo. The bids were opened March 30th and the project awarded to Atlas Paving Company for $91,350.00. This cost will provide for 2 ½” of asphalt 22’ wide.
In May of 2011 we ground up the chip seal on Westminster going north from Waterloo. The pavement had gotten into such poor condition it was no longer feasible to maintain it. After it was ground up we had a very dry summer which caused wash-boarding on the road. We spread shale in some of […]