County Roads, Bridges Improvement Projects in Blaine, Dewey, Woodward counties

By Rep. Mike Sanders

In my last column, I detailed County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) projects for Fiscal Years 21-25 in Kingfisher and Canadian counties. This week, I’m listing projects in Blaine, Dewey and Woodward counties.

In Division 5, which includes Blaine and Dewey counties, 36 county bridges will be replaced or rehabilitated, including six that are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Approximately 100 miles of county roads will be improved. The amount budgeted is almost $98.7 million.

Projects in this division include the following in Blaine County in FY21:

  • Bridge and approaches on EW-068 over Salt Creek, approximately six miles south and 1.8 miles east of Okeene at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

  • Preliminary engineering (PE) on a county bridge over an unnamed creek on NS-268, 11 miles east and 0.2 miles north of junction U.S. Highway 270 and State Highway 33 near Watonga at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY22 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

In FY22:

 

  • Grade, drain and surface on County Road EW-94 from NS-257, extending west five miles then south one mile to American Horse Lake at an estimated cost of $5 million.

 

In FY23:

 

  • PE for the county bridge over Squaw Creek on NS-250, 9.2 miles west and 4.5 miles south of Greenfield at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

In FY24:

 

  • PE of the county bridge over Spring Creek on EW-065, three miles south and 3.4 miles west of Okeene at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY25 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

No additional projects are scheduled for Blaine County for FY25.

 

In Dewey County in FY21:

 

  • Grade, drain and surface on County Road EW-60 beginning at Junction U.S. Highway 60 and U.S. Highway 281, extending east approximately eight miles on Indian Road at a cost of more than $8.8 million.

 

  • PE for the county bridge over Bull Creek on EW-723, 3.6 miles south and 2.8 miles east of Carmargo at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY22 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

  • The bridge and approaches for the county bridge on NS-229 over an unnamed creek, two miles east and 1.1 mile south of junction U.S. Highway 183 and State Highway 51 near Seiling at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

In FY22:

 

  • PE for the bridge over Camp Creek on EW-61, one mile south and 6.4 miles west of junction U.S. Highway 183 and State Highway 51, a low-water crossing, at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

In FY23:

 

  • PE for the county bridge over Trail Creek on EW-73, five miles south and 6.5 miles east of Taloga at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

In FY24:

 

  • PE on the county bridge over an unnamed creek on NS-231, four miles east and 1.1 mile south of junction U.S. Highway 183 and State Highway 51 near Seiling at an estimated cost of $50,000. The work is scheduled for FY25 at an estimated cost of $437,500.

 

In Dewey County in FY25:

 

  • PE on Pee Wee Road (EW-063) at the intersection of U.S. Highway 183 extending east two miles and north 2.5 miles on NS-229 at an estimated cost of $160,000. Grade, drain and surface is estimated to cost of $3.5 million. Right of way is estimated to cost $50,000, and utilities are budgeted at $25,000.

 

Division 6 includes Woodward County. The five-year plan for this area includes the replacement or rehabilitation of 30 county bridges, 11 of which are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete; 11 will utilize recycled crosstown bridge beams. Approximately 81 miles of county roads will be improved. A total of more than $95 million is budgeted.

 

Projects in Woodward County in FY21 include:

 

  • PE on Phase III of County Road EW-51, beginning 10 miles west of State Highway 34 extending five miles west to the Ellis County Line at an estimated cost of $100,000. Phase 1 resurfacing begins in FY22 at SH 34 extending five miles west to NS-201 at an estimated cost of $4 million. Also in FY22, Phase II right of way and utilities begins five miles west of State Highway 34 extending five miles west to NS-196 at an estimated cost of $10,000 each. Phase III right of way and utilities also will cost an estimated $10,000 each. Phase II widening and resurfacing continues in FY23 at an estimated cost of more than $4.6 million. Phase III widening and resurfacing is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of more than $4.9 million.

 

  • PE for the bridge and approaches over an unnamed creek on NS-2130, 0.1 mile south of EW-410 at an estimated cost of $70,000. The work is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $800,000.

 

In FY22

 

  • PE for widening and resurfacing on NS-195 beginning at EW-48 extending seven miles north to State Highway 15 at an estimated cost of $151,934. Work on right of way and utilities is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $20,000 each.

 

There are no projects scheduled for Woodward County for FY25.

 


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