County crews keep roads safe

By Mary O.Esparza -

Oklahoma has more than 83, 967 miles of county roads, which means that 75 percent of Oklahoma roads are county maintained.

In Jackson County there are roughly 1,200 miles of rural county roads .

Highlighting county government, it is important to remember the crews that work hard in all types of weather to keep roads and bridges safe for all to use.

The crews build and maintain county roads and bridges. Many of the road projects need bridges torn out, milling of roads, reshaping ditches and regrading. Application of tar, asphalt, sand and gravel is another crew duty.

The Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association honored Jackson County for its Navajo Road Project in District 1, at the 44th Annual Asphalt Conference on Feb. 2 in Tulsa.

The group rated projects on workmanship, such as smoothness, longitudinal joints and segregation.

Jackson County District 1 crews worked with T&G Construction Inc. on the project.

By Mary O.Esparza

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

Reach Mary O. Esparza at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.

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