Note: This is the second in a three-part series looking at the various projects in the three Pottawatomie County road districts. This story focuses on District 2. Work in District 3 will be featured in an upcoming edition..
District 2 in Pottawatomie continues to wrap up several construction projects in that portion of Pottawatomie County.
One of the biggest undertakings was a $600,000 levee project on Drummond Road. Pond Creek came within 30 feet of washing out that road. The district had to tread lightly with disrupting the creek so the district built a levee to prevent any further damage.
The project was completed in the Spring of 2017.
“Pond Creek was very close to washing out Drummond Road and that is a very important road in the southern part of Pottawatomie County,” District 2 Commissioner Randy Thomas said. “Without that road, drivers would have to go 30-plus miles out of the way to travel between Pottawatomie and McClain Counties.”
Another major project was the paving of New Hope Road that connects Pottawatomie and Cleveland Counties.
Pottawatomie County worked with the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and Cleveland County on that project.
Earlier this year, District 2 finished up a project for three miles of overlay on Bethel Road.
This week, District 2 is wrapping up a $27,000 drainage project on Dancing Streams Road, located south of Highway 9 and Coker Road.