This past month in District 3, we have had enough rain to make the grass start to grow causing us to start mowing again. But there was not enough rain to run water into the farm ponds, unfortunately.
The road crew put a second layer of oil and chips on Deyo Mission Road from Woodland Road to Base Line. We also oil and chipped New Hope Road from State Highway 36 east to Hurst Road.
The crew is now working on four streets in Cache and should have Pecan, Walnut, E and D Circle Streets completed by the end of the week. First and Elm Streets were completed earlier this year.
We worked with the City of Lawton to get the needed easement for the Miller Road improvement project that the Kiowa Nation is funding. The project starts at Meers-Porter Hill Road and extends south to the Mt. Scott Kiowa United Methodist Church. The engineering is complete, and with this easement, only one or two utility poles need to be moved and the construction can be started. The Kiowa Nation Transportation Department will be responsible for getting the contractor.
This week road crews will be oil-and-chipping on Gore from 60th heading east and on Bishop Road and Bethel Road heading West. Crews will also be recylcing in front of Cox's Store, heading west (recycling bad areas).
Last week, crews overlayed on Bishop and 120th Street, as well as 75th Street and the Conquistador Aaddition. The road from Bishop to Bethel, heading west to the concrete bridge, was chipped. Also, Woodlawn, west of 65th, was chipped.
Please pay attention to road signs and be aware of working in the road. Thank you for your patience
This week, road crews will be recycling on Bishop Road, from 165th Street to Bethel Road. Once completed, crews will oil-and-chip at the appropriate time.
Crews will be chipping on 75th Street, from Bishop south to Conquistador Addition, and at Flower Mound Road and Coombs, heading west one mile.
The oil-and-chip process will begin on 15th Street this week, weather permitting.
Thank you for your patience and please pay attention to road crews and signs.
Well, we didn't get the rain we so badly needed, but the show must go on. First, I'd like to thank each of our volunteer and paid firefighters in Comanche County for their response and action in the Indiahoma Fire. It's hard to imagine how bad of shape we would be in without you.
This week, crews will begin by recycling Goodin Road (between 75th Street and 90th Street) before moving on to Bishop Road (between 45th Street and Flower Mound Road). The crews will close out the week working on 75th Street, south of Bishop Road, while working its way into Conquistador Acres.
Next week the crews are planning on beginning their work recycling Gore Boulevard (between 60th Street and Trail Road). Please be aware of the road crews and plan on an alternative route to work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.
Following this recycling, District 1 will begin planning its oil-and-chip process in these areas in the very near future.
As always, thank you very much for your patience. The official web site www.comanchecounty.us is maintained by the Comanche County Public Information Office. You can contact me at
, or our public information officer at
with any questions or concerns.
The rains have seemed to stop and the long, hot days of summer has set in, as it does every year in Southwest Oklahoma. Comanche County has met the criteria for a burn ban which the Board put into effect on the 9th of this month. The ban will be in effect for 30 days.
Welding, cutting torches, and grinding is allowed when 10 feet away from a combustible surface and a welding blanket is used. Also the wind speed must be less than 20 mph and a fire watcher posted with a pressurized water or fire extinguisher.
Outdoor campfires or bonfires are prohibited, but gas and charcoal fired cooking outside in a grilling receptacle is permitted, provided that the activity is conducted over a non-flammable surface or at least five feet from flammable vegetation.
The road building crew finished oil and chipping Red Elk and Tinney Roads. They are finishing up a short stretch on Big Bow Road and will be moving to New Hope Road next week.
The crew hauled dirt to the Fairgrounds for the Grand National Horsemen Association 2012 finals. Several hundred families and their horses attended the event for a week of fun and competition and it has a good economic impact on the City of Lawton.
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