Jackson County received an award yesterday at the 44th annual Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association Conference Awards Banquet. The event was held at the Reed Conference Center in Oklahoma City. Jackson County received the runner-up award for their Navajo Road project in Jackson County.
T & G Construction, Inc. submitted the nomination for the award. There were a total of 14 nominations in their category. Judging was done by a three-man judging/rating team consisting of Waseem Fazal of the Federal Highway Administration, and Alex Calvillo and Scott Weaver of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
Jackson County District I Commissioner Marty Clinton said, “Citizens use county roads for day to day life, and maintaining the roads are essential.”
Oklahoma has 83,967 miles of county roads which means 75% of Oklahoma roads are county-maintained. In Jackson County there are 1,200.03 miles of rural county roads.
Jackson County won their award for the Navajo Road (CR NS 210). It begins at State Highway 19 then extends 2.97 miles. The amount of asphalt used for the project was 11,623 tons.
Entries in the OAPA awards program must have been completed in the past 12 months with ratings based on workmanship. Factors include smoothness, longitudinal joints and segregations. Only OAPA members in good standing are eligible for nomination.
Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221 ext. 2077