Hubbard bridge work delayed

Ponca City Now - January 5, 2015 11:05 am

By Beverly Bryant/News Director

County Commissioner Vance Johnson said Monday that work on a bridge on Hubbard Road west of Waverly has been delayed due to weather and the availability of the contractor.

The District 1 Commissioner said there was a "very little amount of work left to do, but it has to be above freezing to do the asphalt work."

Johnson said he expects the job to be completed within 60 work days, depending on the weather.

"It was supposed to be done by mid-December," he said. "No one is more disapppointed than I am."

Johnson is new to the commissioner’s seat. Friday was his first day on the job, he said.

The project is under the direction of the Department of Transportation. Johnson said a DOT inspector was at the site on Friday.

A bigger project to upgrade Hubbard Road from Waverly Street east to 14th Street has just started. It also is under DOT direction. Johnson said the road will be upgraded to four lanes, but the road will be in use during construction with very few temporary closures.

Crews are working now on building drainage inlets for storm water on the road.

Two miles of the road is being rebuilt to four lanes with curbs and gutters. Completion is projected for December 2015.

 

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