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Road construction ahead

Beginning near Criner on SH 59 extending west 2.3 miles

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McClain County District 2 has awarded a $5.1 million dollar project on 180th Street set to begin no later than October 4.

That’s the word from county commissioner Wilson Lyles.

The project is located beginning at SH 59 near Criner extending west for 2.3 miles.

“This will be what is known as a grade, drain and surface job,” Lyles said. “This will  include all vegetation within the right-of-way to be cleared, along with the removal of a 12’x 16’ concrete drainage structure to be replaced with a new similar concrete box. Also a 102’ bridge near Meridian Avenue.”

A complete reclamation and base will be  reestablished for a new 5” asphalt overlay to be placed as the driving surface.

The driving lanes will also be marked with edge stripes and no passing center lines.

This project has been in the process for several years which involved environmental studies ROW acquisitions, along with geo technical work.

Lyles reported CEC engineering of OKC was the engineering firm on the design of the roadway and the bridge on this project and also receiving environmental clearance to move forward.

Treas Construction was the successful bidder for the contract.

“Local residents and property owners will be able access their properties during the time of construction. This section of roadway will be closed to through traffic during construction,” Lyles said.

Construction is expected to be completed in June of 2022.

“We appreciate the motoring public and the local residents for their patience and understanding during this time of progress,” the commissioner said.

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