Claremore Daily Progress

Breaking News


October 10, 2012

2-1 vote ends 86th St. extension

Thacker, DeLozier oppose Helm’s road proposal

CLAREMORE — Rogers County Commissioner Kirt Thacker once again brought forth the Keetonville Road realignment issue Tuesday striking down a plan to connect with 86th Street North.

“I am going to just say it, this is not a good plan and it is not good for Rogers County,” Thacker said.
Thacker and fellow commissioner Dan DeLozier voted against the proposal, which   was one of six projects that have been floated since the 2008 failure of Keetonville Road. 
District 2 Commissioner Mike Helm had proposed 86th Street North be extended and a bridge be built over the Verdigris River.
The project to connect to 86th Street North is projected to cost $6.12 million.
After much discussion, Thacker and DeLozier determined that the only alternative route that could be supported would be the 76th Street option B alignment.
The option would cost approximately $7.8 million, based on a 2009 estimate. “Obviously there are no easy answers on this, but if you received that much FEMA money and the goal is to get the poor school children out of here, then this is the only option that makes since,” Thacker said.
Thacker and DeLozier discussed the 76th Street option B that would be inline with the original roadway. The option would give people access back to the Port of Catoosa without traveling toward Owasso, according to Thacker.
Engineer Brian Kellogg spoke to the commissioners, providing an overview of the project history and the issues that were faced along the way.
“I would love the 76th Street alignment,” Kellogg said. “It is three million short on our funds.”
Kellogg expressed his concern for the existing roadway and explained why he felt the road was never fixed.
“I visited with the geotech guy [Bolongia] just a few days ago,” Kellogg said. “With as dry as it had been and with the next big rain or if the river rises it [the failure zone] is going to take on water. I wouldn’t be surprised if the thing takes on water like we never seen before.”

Text Only
  • Local attorneys fight to eliminate judgment

    Claremore attorneys — Thomas H. Williams and Jack E. Gordon Jr. —   filed a petition Tuesday to vacate the $27.9 million judgment awarded to Material Service Corp. 

    April 18, 2014

  • Rogers County Water Dist. 16 receives grant

    Rogers County Rural Water District No. 16 received a $24,999 grant Tuesday to help finance expansion of the district’s water supply infrastructure.  

    April 18, 2014

  • Grand Jury recesses until June 24

    The multicounty grand jury charged with investigating accusations of misconduct by Rogers County officials recessed Thursday until June 24-26, saying it needed to hear from more witnesses before returning a finding in the matter.

    April 17, 2014

  • Rogers County audit cover Oversight committee organized

    Rogers County Commission Chairman Dan DeLozier, Dist. 1, held a meeting Friday with county officials  to discuss ways of addressing deficiencies found in the recent 2011 and 2012 county audit reports.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • New Share the Spirit President Commissioners to discuss audit information

    While no audit information was addressed during a regular Rogers County Commissioners meeting Monday, plans for an upcoming public hearing were mentioned.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • State of the County - Elected officials host town hall forum

    Several Rogers County elected officials met Tuesday night in Chelsea to address citizens during the first State of the County informal town hall meetings.

    March 13, 2014

  • Courthouse security discussions continue

    The Rogers County Commissioners will discuss courthouse security Monday continuing the debate regarding key card access to secure areas.

    March 9, 2014

  • County gives attorneys key card access

    Rogers County Commissioners set a $20 fee for attorneys Monday to access secure areas of the courthouse.

    February 25, 2014

  • Council tables stormwater exemption issue

    Before a standing-room only crowd, the Claremore City Council voted Monday to table an ordinance amending the new Stormwater System Service Charge.

    February 19, 2014

  • Bump repair closes Akin Road

    Rogers County District 1 will close Akin Road at 6:30 a.m. today until Friday to repair a bump in the roadway.

    February 19, 2014


Severe storm season is beginning. Do you have a storm readiness plan at home?

     View Results
Featured Ads
AP Video