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Construction begins on replacing an old county bridge

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COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla._One of Comanche County's worst roads is finally getting a much needed improvement.

Woodlawn Road, between Bethel Road and southeast 165th street, has been closed for more than a year. The road had an old wooden bridge and a low water crossing and hasn't been safe to drive for awhile. Because of those dangers, they are putting up two concrete bridges and straightening out a majority of the road.

"When it rained the water got across the low water crossing so they couldn't get out, and this little crooked bridge up here was pretty dangerous because you come off that hill and it was pretty crooked so if you weren't running about 35 it wasn't a very safe situation," explained County Commissioner Gail Turner.

Turned said this project would cost $1.2 million but because the Oklahoma Department of Transportation is funding it, it won’t cost the county a cent.

The project must be completed by the beginning of April.

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