Stillwater News Press

September 3, 2013

Government Watch: Payne County commissioners approve road project

By Nick Woodruff
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — A road in District 1 of Payne County could be seeing an overhaul sooner rather than later.

Many Yale residents travel Norfolk Road near Cushing, to get to shopping areas. Also, many members of the Sac and Fox Nation also travel the road a lot during the day.

Through an agreement with Sac and Fox Nation, the tribe will pay $750,000 of the estimated $1.1 million of the project. The tribe’s money will fund approximately 4.4 miles of the project.

Through the agreement, if Payne County furnishes the engineering, funding will come from the Sac and Fox Nation and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

The project will include an asphalt overlay on Norfolk Road and construction of a  over Salt Creek at 19th Street.

The overlay will be the first thing to be completed and should be done within the year. As for the bridge, the ODOT funding takes more time to get approved and could take up to two years.

The commissioners approved these two projects 3-0.

Other items discussed or approved at Tuesday’s Payne County Commissioner’s Meeting include:

• The board approved of a new resolution to replace resolution 2013-35. The new resolution included the exact distance for the Norfolk Road project, which is 4 miles. The other resolution said the project would only cover 3.5 miles.

• The District 1 Commissioner, Zach Cavett, accepted Caterpillar and Warren CAT for the purchase of the  five motor graders for the district.