The City of Guthrie continues to be aggressive in seeking and landing grants. The City announced on Thursday the latest grant that will help multiple roads with overlay projects.
Guthrie was awarded $625,940 grant from the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG) and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA).
Originally the City estimated a $500,000 grant, to be combined with $125,940 of local funds. However, the $625,940 CRRSAA grant awarded fully funded the project.
The approximately two miles of paving improvements under the grant include Pine Street and both east and west Oklahoma Ave.
The Pine Street project is will be resurfaced beginning just north of Bird Creek northward to Hillcrest Avenue. This portion of the project will include a partial mill on the southmost section of the road to maintain proper drainage, a 0.5-inch-thick layer of leveling course, and a 2-inch-thick asphalt overlay.
New guardrails will also be installed on the bridge crossing Bird Creek.
On the west side of the Oklahoma Ave. project, the resurfacing work will begin from Broad Street to Capitol. This will include a 1.5-inch-thick mill along the entire stretch and a 2-inch-thick asphalt overlay. The project calls for centerline striping and street parking striping.
For east Oklahoma Avenue, the paving project will run from Pine St. east to State Highway 33. This will include a partial mill of about 500 feet of pavement on the eastmost end of Oklahoma, a 0.5- inch-thick leveling course, and a 2-inch-thick asphalt overlay.
Helping leading the project was Guthrie Public Works Director, Bill Myers and Melissa Prado with Myers Engineering and the City Council CIP Street Committee members Jim Case and Jeff Taylor along with former council member Don Channel.