Friday, December 30, 2016

Indian Road Closed for Repairs

District 2 Sequoyah County Commissioner Steve Carter said Friday that Indian Road will be closed starting Friday for repair of a culvert which has failed.

“The culvert failed mainly due to old age,” Carter said, “It’s about 100 years old, and it failed because of all the rains we’ve have over the last year.”

The repair will cost about $800,000, Carter said. He explained that federal dollars will pay for the repair and will be administered through the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT).

“It will be a good-sized job,” Carter said. 

Glover Construction of Muskogee won the bid to repair the road and has 30 days to complete the job. But Carter said it is expected the replacement will take about 20 days. Glover Construction will replace the culvert and about 100 feet of the road will be resurfaced.

Recent traffic counts show about 1,200 vehicles use the road daily. Indian Road is in northwest Sequoyah County and runs from near Fin & Feather Resort to Keys. About two and a half miles of the road are in Sequoyah County, he said.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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