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Marshall County road project concerns raised in town hall meeting

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Roadblocks are set up at the Enos Road construction site, telling residents to take a slight detour (KTEN) Roadblocks are set up at the Enos Road construction site, telling residents to take a slight detour (KTEN)
Construction workers lay out the roadwork on Enos Road. (KTEN) Construction workers lay out the roadwork on Enos Road. (KTEN)

KINGSTON, Okla. -- Marshall County residents meet with a county commissioner Saturday to get a status update on the enos road project.

"This is one of the busiest roads in Marshall County," said Commissioner Chris Duroy. "The design called for a lot more extensive work than just doing an overlay." 

The three and a half million dollar road construction project began earlier this summer, but residents are weary, asking why it's not finished yet. 

"The weather and the timing of the job has been kinda off," said Duroy. 

Duroy says among the weather, they also battled against light poles and other unforeseen circumstances; delaying the construction further and igniting more frustration in residents. 

On Saturday Commissioner Duroy met with members of the community at a town hall meeting, hoping to ease the frustrations of some members in the community. 

One member, extremely frustrated, said she's worked in construction before and has never seen anything take this long. 

While others believe the commissioner is doing what he can to get the road project finished. 

" He's not responsible for the setbacks," said resident Bonnie Sikes. "I think everybody should thank him for doing his job and making sure we get the road he signed us up for." 

After six months of delays, the commissioner told residents they're going to be laying asphalt on the road next week. 

"It won't take them long to finish asphalting, weather permitting." he said. "Then we're one step closer to finishing this project and getting it done right." 

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