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Sequoyah County approved two contracts

Sequoyah County approved two contracts

Excerpts from Sequoyah County Times...
Sequoyah County Commissioners approved two contracts.

They had to table approval of two resolutions on bridge projects because the paperwork was not available.

Ron Cagle of Kelly Engineering in Tahlequah, which is the county’s engineer, explained that the two bridges are to be put in the county’s five-year bridge repair and replacement program and will not be replaced immediately.

One bridge is over Tin Cup Creek, one mile east of U.S. Highway 59 north of Sallisaw and off State Highway 101. Cagle said the bridge traffic has increased over 50 percent in the last five years, the bridge now has 450 vehicles pass over it per day, and is posted for eight tons.

The second bridge was built in 1927 and is one and a half miles south of Akins on a county road. The bridge is only 16 feet wide, Cagle said, has no guard rail. Traffic over the bridge has increased 100 percent in the last five years, and the bridge now has 250 cars pass over it per day. Cagle said a bridge further south on the same county road is being replaced, and the safety and attractiveness of the road will improve when both bridges are done.

The commissioners had to table the resolution on the two bridges until the paperwork is done.

The commissioners also approved a contract with Muskogee Youth Services for youth detention at a cost of $23.27 per day per child.

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