McClain County District 2, along with the City of Purcell, recently completed a project on Johnson Road with a four inch asphalt surface.
Purcell applied for a Municipal Roads Drilling Activity Fund (MRDAF) grant and was awarded the monies to do the project. The criteria and information required was how much oil and gas activity was in the immediate area.
The legislators this past session approved $5 million for such projects across the state.
Purcell will be applying once again this next year for the grant in hopes to be awarded for a selected location.
McClain County Commissioner Wilson Lyles said it was a joint effort with the county and city preparing the roadway and laying of the asphalt.
Total cost of the project was $290,000 for 1.3 miles, Lyles reported.
Commissioner Lyles said he looks forward to partnering with local communities and bringing these dollars to McClain County.
“We would also like to say a word of thanks to the local residents for their patience and understanding during the construction process,” Lyles said.
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