Thursday, August 31, 2017

Work Scheduled to Begin on Moonshine Road

A $2.5 million Cherokee Nation resurfacing project is kicking off Tuesday on Moonshine Road in Sequoyah County, about four miles north of Vian and two miles south of Gore.

Crews will remove and replace eight inches of surface on more than eight miles of the road. The project will also include minor work on three bridges, replacement of guardrail, and installation of new signs and road stripes.

“The improvements to Moonshine Road will provide safer transportation for Cherokees and non-Cherokees alike and will benefit the Sequoyah County community as a whole,” Cherokee Nation Department of Transportation Director Michael Lynn said.

Moonshine Road is expected to remain open to local traffic through the duration of the project, with only partial lane closures. Weather-pending, construction will wrap up in December.

The Sequoyah County project is funded by the Cherokee Nation through the Federal Highway Tribal Transportation Program and is a joint venture with Sequoyah County officials.

Cherokee Nation awarded the project to Glover and Associates of Muskogee.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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