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New signs detail Bryan County road projects

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New signs detail planned Bryan County road projects. (KTEN) New signs detail planned Bryan County road projects. (KTEN)

DURANT, Okla. -- Bryan County motorists are seeing distinctive signs popping up along roads this week. Officials say it's the first step in not only repairing those roads, but also communicating with drivers.

"It's nice to have a heads up," said resident Jake Nicholes, who added that the road in front of his home has always been an eyesore.

"It is kind of annoying, so we've been wanting to see something done to it for a long time," he said.

So it was a pleasant surprise for Nicholes when he drove past the new sign outside his home on Monday detailing the repairs that are planned.

"It gives us something to look forward to," he said.

District 1 County Commissioner Ron Boyer said the signs detail where the construction will happen, how much it will cost, and even where those dollars came from. He said this is something completely new in Southeast Oklahoma.

"A lot of time people are frustrated because they don't know what's happening on the roads, and it's kind of putting my intent in writing," he said.

There are 13 other signs across the county, all getting positive feedback from taxpayers like Brad Collins.

"When I turned the corner this morning, I became very excited because I'm up and down this road quite a bit,  he said.

"Once they feel like someone's paying attention, they'll work with you," Boyer said. "This gives them the opportunity to allow me to work with them."

These road projects will begin as early as next spring and will span the next three years.

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