Canadian County, Piedmont Work Together To Fix Plaguing Potholes

Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 6:24 pm
By: Storme Jones

PIEDMONT, Oklahoma -

Canadian County leaders said help is on the way to fix potholes plaguing Piedmont roads.

Piedmont City Councilman Jonathan Hisey said it’s all hands-on deck to improve roads in town. One of those lending a hand is Canadian County.

“We’ll take any help we can get,” Hisey said.

Earlier this week, the city council approved an agreement with the county to work on three miles of road inside city limits.

“They’ll be paying for materials, we'll be covering the overhead cost of labor, equipment, fuel, that kind of thing,” Canadian County Commissioner Marc Hader said.

Hisey said the city has also purchased equipment of their own and authorized $400,000 worth of emergency repairs to be done by an outside company.

“We’re going to have a workshop next week where we’re going to name the roads we are going to do for this fiscal year and going to talk about how to fund those roads,” he said.

Hader said he wants to see more intercounty cooperation.

“Transportation funds are very limited,” he said. “Not to pick on other things, but we seem to, as a state, focus on our money going to other things and we actually take money from transportation to balance other budgets.”

Hader said the roads didn't deteriorate in a day and they won't all be fixed in a day, but said he counts every mile stretch of smoother road a victory.