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County, city team up for Kingston road repairs

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Marshall County is teaming up with Kingston to resurface some of the city's residential streets. (KTEN) Marshall County is teaming up with Kingston to resurface some of the city's residential streets. (KTEN)

KINGSTON, Okla. -- For months, the City of Kingston had been looking to repair several roads on the city's northwest side, including Gaye Street, Colleen Street and June Drive.

Road conditions had started to deteriorate and become dangerous for drivers.

"Most of this asphalt had been cut up and had been ripped up, so there were dips in it, it was really rough," District 2 Commissioner Josh Cantrell explained. "This is a major school bus route, apparently. It was really kind of dangerous through here."

While the city had been able to raise $12,000 to buy supplies through a line-item tax, they didn't have enough funds for the necessary equipment to make the repairs.

But Marshall County Commissioners were able to come in to help with resurfacing and drainage work.

"All we had to do was come down here with our paving equipment, which is very expensive," Cantrell said. "Road work is extremely expensive. It's slow, it's expensive, and small towns like Kingston just cannot afford quarter-million dollar paving machines."

The county was able to complete the job at the fraction of the cost of hiring contractors. For commissioners, it's all about doing everything they possibly can to help the people they serve.

"The City of Kingston is working to hard to provide their services. They're utilizing the folks that they can to help them get it done," Cantrell said. "We want to be good neighbors."

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