Clinton gives Navajo school road project update; addresses other district 1 matters

September 22, 2013

County Commissioner Marty Clinton has released an update on activity on our county roads in District 1.

Clinton said that many are asking about the Navajo School Road.

“This project was delayed in the environmental study earlier this year. It has since passed out of the environmental study and all easements are finalized.” He went on to say, “Phase one of this project is a three-mile section from Navajo School north to State Highway 19. It will be on the January 2014 bid letting from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation. Once the bids are awarded the construction should start in late spring or early summer.”

Clinton said that this project has been a priority of his since elected, and he is ready to get construction started. The remaining seven miles are now programmed and should construct in the next five years.

Clinton also said that the Bitter Creek Bridge, located one mile east and a half mile south of Martha, will be on the October bid letting from ODOT with construction soon to follow.

“The county employees recently chip sealed the Landfill Road west of Altus,” said Clinton. “This will help protect this heavily traveled road for several years to come. We are also planning on chip sealing several miles near Blair in the near future.”

Clinton added that Jackson County District 1 employees stay busy grading roads, patching potholes, hauling gravel, mowing ditches, and installing culverts.

“These are just a few of the projects we are currently working on for you,” he added.

If you have a concern or problem that needs to be taken care, you can call the Clinton at the Commissioners office at (580)482-4420.