City Of Owasso Working To Repair Roads, Fill Potholes After Winter Weather

Friday, March 5th 2021, 12:16 pm
By: Cal Day

The City of Owasso is still working to repair some roads following last month’s blast of winter weather. The harsh temperatures broke down many roads and left potholes behind.

A section of 106th Street North near Garnett has been closed for several hours each day as crews work to repair the deteriorated road. Roger Stevens, Public Works Director for the City of Owasso, told News On 6 crews are digging up about eight inches of soil and laying new asphalt in different areas.

Stevens said the moisture from the winter precipitation caused the roads to break down. He also said there is a crew dedicated to filling nearly 60 potholes around town.

Stevens has worked on Owasso roads for almost three decades and said the way February’s weather impacted the streets is one to remember.

“We’ve seen the 2011 blizzard that we had but we didn’t have near the road issues after the blizzard,” said Stevens. “In reference to winter weather and the effects on our roadways and our pavement, it’s probably the worst we’ve seen.”

The city expects to have the repairs completed by the end of next week. Potholes and road issues can be reported to the Public Works office by phone or online.