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City of Lawton ready to break ground on new fire station

Proposed design for Fire Station #8 (Source City of Lawton) Proposed design for Fire Station #8 (Source City of Lawton)
Proposed design for Fire Station #8 (Source City of Lawton) Proposed design for Fire Station #8 (Source City of Lawton)

LAWTON, OK (KSWO) –The City of Lawton is slated to break ground on a new fire station on Thursday, May 12.

This marks the first of four upcoming projects for the city over the next few years. Billy Trammel, an engineer with the City of Lawton, says Fire Station #8 is the first new fire station since station #5 was completed in 2004 and the first additional station since station #7 was built in 1980.

“Fire Station #8 represents the first of three new fire stations to be constructed over the next three years.  All of these projects are a direct reflection of the needs and desires of the citizens of Lawton,” Trammel said.

The new fire station will be built along Southwest Bishop Road between Southwest 52nd Street and 67th Street. The station will give citizens living in southwest Lawton a faster fire and EMS service response time once finished.

Trammel says a design is being put together for a new station to replace Fire Station #2 at Southwest 17th Street and Bishop Road; construction should start early 2017. A third construction project will incorporate Fire Station #1, the Lawton Police Department, municipal court and a new jail into the Public Safety Facility. Construction on the new facility is scheduled to start sometime in 2017.

The fourth project is a new Landfill Maintenance Facility and Scale House. Construction on this project is set to begin May 2016 and finish in February 2017.

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