Hwy 48 bridge work continues


Mid Sept completion date

By Dan Pennington - dpennington@civitasmedia.com



Work continues on the Highway 48 bridge over Chuckwa Creek on north 1st street. ODOT pushed the completion date back to mid September.


Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat

Since it’s closing on May 18th, it’s a major inconvenience for people traveling north First street in Durant, Highway 48, but that inconvenience is slowly coming to an end in about 7 more weeks.

The Chuckwa Creek Bridge construction is moving along nicely with no problems according to C# Construction out of Ada, Oklahoma.

Right now, with the bridge out, motorists must make a detour around the bridge, through town, in order to pick back up on the street further down, past the Chuckwa Creek.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Spokeswoman Mills Leslie said, “We should be finished with this project early to mid September.”

The bridge rehabilitation project cost a little over $1.5 million, $1,589,000 to be exact.

When complete, it will be a bridge built to last the ages.

Some of the structure is incorporated into the project while much of it is new.

Motorists who travel north First undoubtedly look forward to traveling that route direct without the detour.

Contact Dan Pennington at (580) 634-2162 or dpennington@civitasmedia.com

Work continues on the Highway 48 bridge over Chuckwa Creek on north 1st street. ODOT pushed the completion date back to mid September.
http://www.durantdemocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/web1_FirstBridge.jpgWork continues on the Highway 48 bridge over Chuckwa Creek on north 1st street. ODOT pushed the completion date back to mid September. Dan Pennington | Durant Democrat
Mid Sept completion date

By Dan Pennington

dpennington@civitasmedia.com

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