October 23, 2018 – Ashburn, VA:
Public meeting showcases completed CDBG-DR work.
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and Cleveland County, OK, recently held a public meeting to showcase the completion of multiple federally funded disaster recovery projects.
Cedar Lane Road
- 2 miles of asphalt overlay (2′) completed on July 18, 2017
- Project costs – $364,525
Post Oak Road
- 1 mile of asphalt overlay (3″) completed on July 18, 2017
- Project costs – $205,367
Etowah Road – 120th – 156th
- 3 miles of asphalt overlay (2″) completed on June 10, 2016
- Project costs – $523,074
- 3 miles asphalt overlay (2″) and concrete cross drain end extension completed on December 22, 2016
- Project costs – $545,079
Etowah Road – 180th to Pottawatomie County Line
- 3 miles asphalt overlay (3″) completed on June 10, 2016
- Project costs – $422,953
Harrah/Newalla Road – State Highway 9 North to Southeast 119th Street
- 8 miles of asphalt overlay (2.5″) and drainage repair/replacement with an expected completion date of 9/30/18.
- Project costs – $3,195,975
Harrah/Newalla Road – Southeast 119th Street – Southeast 89th Street
- 2 miles of asphalt overlay (4″) and drainage repair/replacement completed on June 27, 2018
- Project costs – $2,024,447
East Indian Hills Road -156th Avenue Northeast to Harrah/Newalla Road
- 2 5/8 miles of 2.5″ of S4 asphalt overlay completed on November 20, 2017
- Project costs – $1,093,591
- 3 miles asphalt overlay (2″) completed on June 10, 2016
- Project costs – $679,840
- 2 miles asphalt overlay (5″) and minor drainage repair completed on December 22, 2016
- Project costs – $662,504
“It has been amazing to watch as the entire community has pulled together to rebuild lives and property following the devastation that struck East Cleveland County in 2012 and again in 2013,” said Darry Stacy, County Commissioner – District 2. “We are glad to bring some closure to our part as we complete the transportation projects we received funding for through CDBG grants. We have built back stronger and better than we were.”
Held at the Little Axe Community Center in Norman, OK, the event brought citizens together to learn more about these projects, and featured family entertainment and refreshments from local food trucks. IBTS also donated a freezer to Little Axe Community Center to help support their program feeding the homeless.
About Cleveland County, OK:
Opened to settlement in the Land Run of April 22, 1889, Cleveland was one of the seven counties organized as the Oklahoma Territory in 1890. Cleveland County is the home of the state’s largest comprehensive university, the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Although Cleveland County is the eighth smallest Oklahoma county in area, it has the third largest population and two of the state’s nine largest cities, Norman and Moore. Farming, oil production and horse breeding are important industries.
IBTS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to helping communities through quality services that reduce risk, enhance public safety, and improve quality of life. IBTS is headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia with branch offices across the country. IBTS’s work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of government officials appointed by five of the most highly respected, grassroots, state and local governmental associations, including the Council of State Governments (CSG), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Association of Counties (NACo), National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), and National League of Cities (NLC).