OKLAHOMANS PROJECTED TO BENEFIT
ESTIMATED PROJECT DURATION
Atoka; Choctaw; Latimer; Le Flore; McCurtain; Pittsburg; Pushmataha
The project is to repave the Greenwood road east of Antlers Oklahoma. The road is the haul route for logging truck into and out of the Teal Jones Lumber mill. When the project was first scoped the mill had an estimated 150 trucks daily. Within the months of the original design was done the mill had a large expansion increasing the load count up from 145 to 300 trucks daily. This mill is the biggest economic impact for the county. The project is a CIRB funded road. The money incumbered fell short by a substantial amount due to the amount that was programmed for Right of Way, Utility Relocates and Engineering. The CIRB programs a general cost for each, but the Right of Way and Utility relocates were 10x's more that was programed, thus causing the project to be underfunded. All three county commissioners have tried to get additional funds to help this project due to the economic impact that the mill represents for the county.
Each county district has been impacted from the pandemic causing crew not able to maintain roads. The counties that hall lumber into the mill have all lost revenue due to people out missing work with the virus.
We have hired an engineering firm with over 20 years experience which employees over 100 ex ODOT engineers most having over 20 years of experience building infrastructure roads and bridges. The project has been designed and the Right of Way has been purchased except for two parcels that are in condemnation. The utilities have not been moved due to funding problems and cost reaching almost $2,000,000.00.
ONGOING INVESTMENT AMOUNT
ONGOING INVESTMENT DESCRIPTION
The Choctaw Nation has been contacted, but no commitment has been secured. ARPA Funds above what has been allocated thus far. CIRB additional funds if they become available. Anything that will help move this project.
ONGOING INVESTMENT REQUIRED
Not able to continue operation without additional funding from the State of Oklahoma
Investments in Water, Sewer, and Broadband
Drinking water: Other water infrastructure
FEDERAL GRANT AMOUNT
FEDERAL GRANT DESCRIPTION
Other business enterprise (>$5M revenue, annually)
Data source: Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services / More information »