County Roads, Bridges Improvement Projects in Kingfisher, Canadian Counties

By Rep. Mike Sanders

The Oklahoma Transportation Commission recently approved the County Improvements for Roads and Bridges (CIRB) plan for state Fiscal Years 2021 through 2025 at its Aug. 3 meeting.

The plan, managed by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), is set to replace or rehabilitate 152 bridges in House District 59 – of which 62 are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete – and to improve 257 miles of county roads in our area in the next five years.

I cannot overstate the importance of the CIRB plan and what it means for our rural communities. Safe and well-maintained infrastructure is the lifeline for those who choose to live in rural areas because of our exceptional way of life but who wish to still conduct business and commerce with those in other areas.

Throughout my 12 years in the state Legislature, I’ve worked to ensure transportation is a priority in the state budget each year. I also works closely with county commissioners and circuit engineers from our district to ensure their needs are addressed by ODOT.

In this column, I detail work scheduled on the CIRB plan for the next five fiscal years in Kingfisher and Canadian Counties.

In Division 4, which includes Canadian and Kingfisher counties, the plan includes the replacement or rehabilitation of 86 county bridges – 45 are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Approximately 62 miles of county roads will be improved. A total of almost $119.8 million is budgeted.

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

  • The Bridge and approaches on EW-67 over Turkey Creek, 4.5 miles south and 2.4 miles west of Hennessey CN-30 at an estimated cost of $800,000.

 

  • The bridge and approaches on EW-88 over Uncle John Creek, one mile north and 3.4 miles east of Okarche CN-134 at an estimated cost of $1 million.

 

  • Preliminary engineering (PE) for the bridge and approaches on EW-72 over Treaty Creek, 0.1 mile south and 7.4 miles east of Loyal CN-51at an estimated cost of $70,000. Right of way and utilities are scheduled for FY22 at an estimated cost of $10,000 each. Work is scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $800,000.

 

  • PE for the bridge and approaches on NS-274, approximately two miles south of State Highway 33 on CN-179 at an estimated cost of $100,000. The work is set for FY24 at an estimated cost of $1 million, with right of way and utilities costing an estimated $25,000 each.

 

  • PE for emergency roadway flooding damage repairs on E-70 at N-288.2 at an estimated cost of $55,000. Right of way and utilities are scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $10,000 each. The repairs are scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $360,000.

 

  • PE for other emergency projects in Division 4 at an estimated cost of $500,000.

 

  • Emergency relief for flooding bridge repair on E-76 Road at N-287.6 (Lemon Road at Kingfisher Creek) at an estimated cost of $200,000. Right of way will cost an estimated $100,000. Utilities are scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $100,000. The permanent bridge repair is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of almost $2.3 million.

 

  • PE for emergency flooding repair on E-730 at N-288.8 (Dover Crescent Road) will cost an estimated $55,000. Right of way and utilities are scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $10,000 each. The work is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $300,000.

 

  • PE for emergency flooding roadway repair on E-73 Road at 291.2 (Dover Crescent Road) will cost an estimated $55,000. Right of way and utilities are scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $10,000 each. The work is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $300,000. 

 

In FY22:

 

  • The bridge and approaches on EW-79.5 over Uncle John Creek, 0.2 miles north and 0.7 miles east of Junction State Highway 33 and U.S. Highway 81 CN-79 at an estimated cost of $1.5 million.

 

  • PE for the bridge and approaches over Cottonwood Creek, 2.2 miles south of Cashion CN-79 at an estimated cost of $75,000. The work is scheduled for FY25 at an estimated cost of $1 million. The right of way and utilities are estimated to cost $25,000 each.

 

In FY23:

 

  • Grade, drain and surface County Road EW-73 from NS-289, extending east three miles to NS-292 at an estimated cost of $2.5 million.

 

  • The right of way and utilities on County Road EW-73 from NS-289 extending east six miles to NS-295 are estimated to cost $25,000 each.

 

  • The right of way on the bridge and approaches on E-760 over Trail Creek CN-60 are estimated to cost $100,000.

 

  • Utilities on the bridge and approaches CN-60 will cost an estimated $100,000.

 

In FY24:

 

  • The bridge and approaches on EW-64 over Turkey Creek, 1.5 miles south and 0.8 miles west of Hennessey CN-17 at an estimated cost of $1 million. The right of way and utilities will cost an estimated $10,000 each.

 

  • The right of way and utilities on County Road EW-73 from NS-292 extending east three miles to NS-295 will cost an estimated $25,000 each.

 

  • The bridge and approaches on E-760 over Kingfisher Creek CN-60 will cost an estimated $4 million.

 

  • Construction for additional emergency projects in Division 4 will cost an estimated $2.6 million.

 

In FY25:

 

  • The bridge and approaches on two bridges on EW-71.5, 0.3 miles west and 0.2 miles south of Dover CN-42 will cost an estimated $1.5 million.

 

In Canadian County in FY21:

 

  • The right of way for the bridge and approaches on EW-105 over an unnamed creek, 2.8 miles south of the junction of Interstate 40 and the U.S. Highway 281 spur for an estimated cost of $25,000. Utilities will cost an estimated $10,000.

 

  • PE for the bridge and approaches on NS-287 over an unnamed creek, one mile south of State Highway 3 at an estimated cost of $100,000. The work is scheduled for FY23 at an estimated cost of $800,000.

 

  • The bridge and approaches on EW-89 (Waterloo) over an unnamed creek, five miles south and 0.7 miles west of Cashion at an estimated cost of $550,000.

 

  • PE for the bridge and approaches over Uncle John Creek on 192nd St. NW, 1.25 miles east of State Highway 81 and 1.1 mile south of State Highway 3 at an estimated cost of $100,000. The work is scheduled for FY24 at an estimated cost of $1 million.

 

In FY22:

 

  • The bridge and approaches over an unnamed creek on EW-61, one mile south and 6.4 miles west of junction U.S. Highway 183 and State Highway 51 at an estimated cost of $800,000.

 

There are no additional projects slated for Canadian County for FY23-25.

In my next column, I’ll detail work for Blaine, Dewey and Woodward counties.

A full list of CIRB projects for FY21-25 is available online at

https://www.odot.org/cirb/pdfs/cirb_fy2021-2025_workplan.pdf.

 

 


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