This is the first Road and Bridge report since the Primary election and I want to thank folks for their support, confidence, and for allowing me to serve another term.
The road crew and support staff of the District 3 County Barn have just completed their well-deserved summer vacation break, and are now back to work full time.
Before the break the road crew oiled and chipped three miles of McClung Road from State Highway 58 to Shroyer Road. We also completed the mile of Paradise Valley Drive north of Meers-Porterhill Road and the mile of Crater Creek Road from Coombs to Woodlawn.
We have gone out for bids to do a 2 inch overlay on the Meers-Porterhill Road. The funding for this project is provided by the Comanche Nation Transportation Department. We appreciate our fine working relationship with the Comanche Nation and the cooperative projects we are able to complete together.
The crew re-cycled a mile of Holsey Acres Road from Big Bow Road to Bandy Road and 2nd Street and Wildflower Subdivision in the City of Cache. We have yet to recycle Holsey Acres Road from Old Cache Road to Big Bow, but do plan that soon. The re-cycled roads in Holsey Acres and 2nd Street in Cache will be oiled and chipped later this summer.
A section of Indiahoma Road near the cemetery was recycled and repaired. The road crew is currently oil and chipping 2 miles of Streets in Chattanooga.
This week we are working to continue chipping in the Edgewater Park area, while also applying the second layer on Little Bear Loop. We hope to finish the area this week, weather permitting.
Road work continues in District 1 this week, as crews continue priming Lakeside. Upon completion, work will begin on Glover Road and Little Bear Loop. The roads will be oily and sticky, so we are encouraging drivers to please proceed slowly for your own safety.
Recycling is also expected to begin on Cache Road this week, weather permitting. It will be repaired withing two to four weeks, depending on the weather and strength of the base.
Please pay attention to signs and crews in the roads. As always, thank you for your patience.
Another month with little rainfall, however the grass is beginning to grow and we have started our mowing operations.
The road crew has continued to prepare roads to be oil and chipped this summer. They have recycled the road surface on two miles of McClung Road between State Highway 59 and Shroyer Road. This is the last of our FEMA funded roads.
We have been working on funds to do a 2 inch overlay on the Meers-Porterhill Road which is classified as a major collector and did not qualify for FEMA funds. The total cost of this project would be about one million dollars.
We also have Crater Creek Road between Coombs and Woodlawn Roads, Chattanooga’s Cemetery Road, and Paradise Valley Road north of Meers-Porterhill Road prepared and ready to oil & chip.
The crew will next move to Holsey Acres Road from Old Cache Road to Bandy Road and 2nd Street in the City of Cache.
H.K. Builders have started the bridge on Boulder Creek at Gore Blvd. Construction is almost half completed. They should be finished by the first of July.
Several of our crew worked at the Fair Grounds hauling off woodchips that was used in the stock show. Once the wood chips are used for such an event, it has so much manure and trash in it that it has to be hauled off.
Road crews have plans this week, weather permitting, to oil and chip Tony Creek Road, from Wolf Road to Watts Road. The road will be closed for for a couple of days to allow the crews to safely work in the area. This closing could potentially begin as early as today or tomorrow. Please pay close attention to road signs in the area.
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