Over the last several weeks I have written about the different sources of funding available to District 2. With this article I would like to conclude the series by sharing what is being planned through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
A few weeks ago I published the latest version of the House District 31 transportation report. You can read the report online at hd31.org/293.
Another major road project District 2 has planned for the near future is paving Douglas from Waterloo to Forrest Hills. Engineering has been completed and a plan-in-hand meeting was held with our engineer and ODOT. Right-of-way and utility paper work was submitted and the environmental clearance process is underway.
Last week county commissioners for Circuit Engineering Division 5, of which Logan County is a part, met in Oklahoma City. Part of the agenda was to review projects for the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Program (CIRB) 5-year plan for Division 4. The CIRB plan is funded through the Oklahoma State Legislature with current […]
Work is progressing on preparing Midwest for paving from Charter Oak to Simmons. After clearing trees from the right-of-way, the old chip seal surface was ground up and over 2,000 tons of shale was trucked in from Cashion to establish the road base. New tinhorns were also installed. After a final grade is put on the […]
On January 13, 2012, members of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) met to decide which project applications to fund for the four-year Transportation Improvement Program. District 2 submitted four applications and two scored high enough to be approved for funding.
Each year the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) sends applications to government entities who may wish to apply for Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant funding. REAP is funded by the Oklahoma State Legislature and administered by ACOG. The applications contain a lengthy list of qualifying elements which are rated on a point system, […]
Winter is here after the driest summer ever recorded and road maintenance has kept us quite busy. Using my annual contribution and working with Guthrie, we were successful getting safety striping on Roller Coaster and Prairie Grove from Division to Pine.
Progress is being made toward repaving two miles of Midwest from Waterloo to Charter Oak Rd. This project has been our main focus since we began the work on Sept. 26. We have been able to clear away trees from the right-of-way on the mile between Charter Oak and Simmons and to complete most of […]
On Monday, Sept. 26, District 2 began preparations to pave Midwest from Waterloo to Charter Oak. The first step of the operation is to clear trees from the right-of-way and re-establish rainage. This process may take several weeks to complete and will require heavy equipment on the roadway.
In 1878, Iowa Tribal members began moving into Oklahoma. In 1883 they were given lands within the Sac and Fox Reservation. Originally the tribe’s main settlement was in the Fallis area, but later, headquarters was moved a few miles south of Perkins, where it is today.
The District 2 road crew has been working hard to finish rebuilding Harrah Rd. from SH 105 to CR 75 which was damaged in the 2008 floods. There is a timeline for completing this project since it is being paid for with FEMA funds.
Efforts are underway to pave the five miles of Midwest from Waterloo to Forrest Hills (No Name) and Forrest Hills from Midwest to Pine.
Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow issued a burn ban today for the city limits of Guthrie. However, this does not include the county at this time.
“Time and Money” is a refrain we often hear. They are also the components on which the county operates. It seems there is never enough time to accomplish all of the projects which need to be completed. However, we do our best to respond to “Work Orders,” phone calls, emergency situations and grant deadlines.