MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

Local News

March 30, 2009

Stimulus work set to start

A bridge over Cloud Creek in Muskogee County’s District 3 will be the first project in the county funded through the president’s economic stimulus package, commissioners said Monday.

The commissioners signed the paperwork to take the final step toward the Oklahoma Department of Transportation letting the $438,449 project for bids in May.

District 3 Commissioner Dexter Payne said his was the only “shovel ready” project turned in for the first $26 million of economic stimulus money designated for county roads.

District 1 Commissioner Gene Wallace said the state hopes to receive an additional $9 million for county road projects. Districts 1 and 2 should have projects ready to submit for that round.

Papers also were signed at Monday’s meeting for paving 1.5 miles of Butler Road, which is between Muskogee and Oktaha. Under that agreement, the Creek Nation will provide $437,466 for materials and the county will provide the labor. The road leads to Butler Creek Church, which is a Creek church, Wallace said.

Commissioners also signed documents for reimbursement on a bridge on 11th Street at a cost of $23,686.

In addition to the agreements signed Monday, Payne said work should begin within the next few days on paving 5.5 miles of Skelly Road near Haskell.

The county cleared the right of way for that project. The Creek Nation is paying the $4.5 million to have the work done, Payne said.

Reach Liz McMahan at 684-2926 or lmcmahan@muskogeephoenix.com.

1
Text Only
Local News
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks