The Pryor Times

May 18, 2013

Street repair project in full swing all over Pryor

Staff Writer
Cydney Baron

— Pryor drivers are finding construction signs, traffic cones and closed streets everywhere they turn.

The Pryor street rehabilitation project is officially underway. The project may have been a long time coming, but an end is in sight.

Crews are working on roughly five locations around town, simultaneously making repairs or replacements as needed. The project was funded by a $7 million bond that was split between the new city hall and the street rehabilitation project. While the exact amount being used on the project has not been determined, both bond projects will continue to be discussed in city budget meetings.

The streets are being worked on in order of highest need.

Mayor Jimmy Tramel provided a project update at a city budget meeting Tuesday saying things are going as planned.

“On old Highway 20 they are replacing the soft spots. They plan to pour asphalt next week, then start on the other lane after that. Weather pending they say they will be done with that road in three weeks, then they will move on to another street,” said Tramel.

If the weather cooperates, the entire street rehabilitation should be completed by Sept. 15.