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Marshall County residents grow weary of road project

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Motorists, residents and businesses are weary of the Enos Road construction project near Kingston.  (KTEN) Motorists, residents and businesses are weary of the Enos Road construction project near Kingston. (KTEN)

MARSHALL COUNTY, Okla. -- Kingston resident Delores Whitener has lived on Enos Road for the past 20 years.

She said construction has been constant the whole time she's lived there, and at one point the work was being done right outside her front door.

"It was pretty bad for a while because trucks going up and down," she said. "It was not good."

County Commissioner Chris Duroy said the current project on Enos Road south of State Highway 32 has been going on for months, and he concedes that progress was pushed back because of power line problems and rain.

Whitener said things tend to get worse after they get better.

"Whenever they get everything to grade, then the weekend comes and people drive up and down it. Then they have to start all over again," she said.

Businesses along Enos Road are also feeling the impact. Kevin Robinson, owner of Gringos Mexican Grill and Cantina, said the road work has had an impact on foot traffic.

"It's slowed things down, down in this area for everybody around here," he said. "A lot of customers complaining about getting in and out of here. It's took a lot longer than what they, what they said it was going to take."

Commissioner Duroy said the road project is fully funded, and he doesn't expect additional issues.

And Robinson believes that the end result will be worth the temporary inconvenience.

"A new road like this coming in, it'll help in the long run," he said.

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