The Edmond Sun

June 22, 2013

Rains slow bridge construction

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Recent rains have slowed construction related progress of the Charter Oak Road bridge, west of Santa Fe, said Logan County Commissioner Mark Sharpton, District 1.

“Actual construction of the bridge is complete, but approaches to the structure have yet to be finished,” Sharpton said. “It has simply been too wet to work. However, as the soil dries, contractors will return to install tinhorns in driveways, clear flood debris and place rip rap and guard rail at the site.”

FEMA has assessed the damage caused by flooding, but has yet to announce if federal funds will be made available for road repairs.

Flooded roadways were photographed by the county.

The commissioner’s office also documented the time and materials used for repairs in the event that reimbursement becomes available, Sharpton said.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation conducted a bid letting this week for a 1-mile asphalt paving project on Simpson Road from Sooner to Coltrane. The bid will be awarded July 1.

“We are anxious to see if costs come in under estimate,” Sharpton said. “The project will be funded 80 percent with federal money administered through the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments, and 20 percent with state County Bridge and Road Improvement money fund.”

The commissioner’s office also learned that on June 3, ODOT awarded a contract to Action Safety Supply Company for $27,752 for striping multiple roadways. This money is for the three miles of Broadway recently paved from Waterloo to Simpson.

                                          

 TO LEARN MORE about Logan County District 1, contact Commissioner Mark Sharpton at 282-3581 or visit www.commissiondistrict1.com.