County crew will be working this week and next to prepare one mile of South MacArthur Avenue for paving from Waterloo Road to Simmons Road.
On October 14, 2011, the Board of Commissioners opened and awarded a $77,035 bid to Atlas Paving Company for the project.
Early last year, $30,724 in grant funds were approved for MacArthur through the Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) administered by the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG). However, the
county could not go out to bid or begin work until contracts were signed in July and ACOG issued a notice to proceed.
County funds will be used to supplement project costs. District 1 road crew will be clearing right-of-way and Atlas will broom the surface prior to paving.
In 2003, residents of South MacArthur contacted District 1 about upgrading the road. Many years earlier, the roadway had been chip-sealed, but eventually it deteriorated into a few patches of pavement
with gravel scattered between. In 2003, with the help of $16,000 in citizen contributions, MacArthur was improved with chemical soil stabilization and double layer chip-seal.
As the area continues to grow and additional residents move in to Logan County, the increase in traffic impacts roadway quality. The new asphalt overlay will extend the life of the road and improve it for
use by residents, businesses, postal, school and delivery services. Weather permitting, the project will be completed soon.
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