The Edmond Sun

March 21, 2013

County announces Simpson paving plans

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — The Board of Logan County Commissioners signed contract agreements this week with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation for paving one mile of Simpson from Sooner to Coltrane.

“Completing this paperwork was another step in the process of moving these projects to bid,” said Mark Sharpton, District 1 commissioner.

Additional striping will be on parts of Kelly, Simmons, two areas of Charter Oak, Western, Penn and Broadway. Sharpton said ODOT will conduct a bid letting in May for the striping and in June for the paving of Simpson.

“Pavement markings are funded 100 percent through the Surface Transportation Program administered by ACOG,” Sharpton said. “The county, however, must provide a 20 percent match for the paving project.”

Cost is estimated at $70,000 for 12 miles of pavement markings. Paving Simpson Road is projected to cost $340,000, Sharpton said. The cost to the county will be about $68,000 through the County Bridge and Road Improvement program.

Additionally, work is under way to patch parts of Broadway in preparation for Atlas Paving Company to overlay three miles from Waterloo to Simpson.

Atlas Paving also will be patching and preparing 1/2 mile of Charter Oak east of Santa Fe in preparation for an asphalt overlay, Sharpton said.

“Charter Oak between Santa Fe and Kelly is one of the areas scheduled for safety striping,” he said.

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