By James Beaty
January 5, 2021
Pittsburg County commissioners signed off Monday on an agreement expected to lead to an $800,000 grant to begin improvements on a road leading to an alternative entry to the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant.
City of McAlester Economic Development Director Kirk Ridenour gave the commissioners a brief overview of the project before they took a vote on the matter.
They were asked to approve the funding agreement between the Oklahoma Development Finance Authority and the McAlester National Defense and Industrial Development Authority, which is a public trust of the city of McAlester, and with Pittsburg County.
It's for what is officially called the "McAlester/ Pittsburg County/ McAlester Army Ammunition Plant/Haywood Road Access Control Project Point P3 Project." It's designed to improve trucking access to McAAP at the Haywood Gate.
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