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Thanks for your patience: Summer road work on your streets

Oct 02, 2020

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Oct. 2, 2020) —  City Engineer for the City of Stillwater, Monty Karns, wants to say thank you for your patience this summer as the City worked on the streets.

“We know you’ve been meeting unexpected barriers or had to alter your travel routes all summer,” Karns said. “If there was a way to reduce the inconvenience, we would have done it.”

The City of Stillwater integrates a service focus into all dealings with citizens, local businesses and visitors. “We want to make sure everyone is informed about the decision-making process when it comes to transportation, as well as giving you a heads-up when and where there is construction or maintenance activities,” he said.

This summer’s work was part of the City’s Pavement Management Program to addresses maintenance strategies (preventative maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, deferred maintenance) for each street based on their condition and use.

The City dedicates funding from the Transportation Sales Tax Fund (also known as the Half-Penny Sales Tax) to pay for pavement projects.

“This generates about $4.2 million each year,” he said. “We use these funds for street projects in all parts of Stillwater.”

Karns stressed that it was important to ensure Stillwater’s assets and infrastructure are well-managed and resilient. The City also has a number of capital improvement projects, including bridgework that has been approved by Stillwater City Council.

In addition to thanking Stillwater residents, Karns wanted to point out that the contractors who did most of the work, help keep inconvenience to a minimum.

“The City has great working relationships with its contractors,” he said. “They understand how important it is to our residents and business to complete the work as expect.”

Contractors and professional service firms include:

  • Action Safety Supply Co. LLC
  • Downey Contracting LLC
  • Emery Sapp & Sons
  • Haskell Lemon Construction Co
  • Lopp Construction, LLC
  • Vance Brothers, Inc.
  • Poe and Associates
  • Gose and Associates
  • Keystone Engineering

Recent pavement management projects include the following:

  • Microsurface various locations
    • 11.2 Lane-Miles
    • Contractor:  Vance Brothers, Inc.
  • Pavement Marking
  • 12.8 Miles
  • Contractor:  Action Safety Supply Co. LLC
  • 3807 feet (0.7 miles) of 10-ft wide sidewalk
  • Contractor:  Lopp Construction, LLC        
  • Contractor:  Downey Contracting LLC
  • 0.45 Lane-miles
  • Contractor:  Lopp Construction, LLC
  • 6.79 Lane-Miles
  • Contractor:  Haskell Lemon Construction Co.
  • 4.25 Lane-Miles
  • Contractor:  Haskell Lemon Construction Co.
  • Western Road Sidewalk
  • 26th Ave. Culvert
  • Main/McElroy intersection – white-topping
  • Main Street / Duck Street Mill / OL
  • Western/Hall of Fame Mill / OL

Upcoming projects schedule to begin soon

  • Diamond Grind various streets
    • 4.51 Lane-Miles
    • Contractor:  Emery Sapp & Sons
  • 4th Avenue & Hester: Water/Sewer replacement / pavement reconstruction
  • 0.8 Lane-Miles
  • Contractor:  Lopp Construction, LLC

For more information or to provide feedback about City of Stillwater infrastructure projects, see the below City updates and resources.


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