City earns OAPA honor for Second Street Enhancement


The City of Lawton, in collaboration with T&G Construction and Olsson Associates, will be honored as Runner-Up of the 2017 Best “City, Co, BIA or St Hwy” Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association award for the third phase of the Second Street Enhancement Project at the 46th Annual OAPA Awards in February.

The City placed in one of seven categories – Full Depth, Rural Overlay, Commercial/Industrial, Urban Overlay, Airport, Proof of Quality and City, Co, BIA or St Hwy – that recognized 14 category honorees statewide.

The Engineering Department, headed by George Hennessee, received word of the accomplishment in December 2017. Billy Tramel served as project engineer on behalf of the City for the project.

The Second Street Enhancement Project beautified the entryway to Lawton by replacing five traffic lanes, installing new irrigation systems for the upkeep of surrounding greenery and upgrading the area storm water system. The roadway also contains new traffic light assemblies and high efficiency street lights. Concrete decorative pavement at major intersections of the project emulate the Wichita Mountains.

The 9-year project was funded by Capital Improvement Plan dollars and grant money from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Community Development Block Grants Entitlement program. The third and final phase of the project – for which the award has been won – is valued at $3.3 million dollars and included the portion of Second Street that stretches from Columbia to Ferris Avenue.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of Second Street Enhancement was held in May 2017.

The Oklahoma Asphalt Pavement Association (OAPA), incorporated in 1971, is a nonprofit trade association representing the asphalt producers operating in and for the state of Oklahoma. They are headquartered in Oklahoma City and say their members are “known throughout the country for their integrity and commitment to safety, quality and environmental stewardship.”

For more information, call the City of Lawton Engineering Department at 580.581.3385.



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