Comanche County commissioners will be starting repairs on several heavily-traveled roads soon with $430,301.61 taken from unused hospital funds.
During their regular weekly meeting Monday, the commissioners approved transferring the fund for the purpose of fixing "major collector roads" in the eastern and western districts. The money is coming out of the Comanche County Memorial Hospital Maintenance and Operations and Capital Outlay Fund. The transfer will close out that account.
The eastern and western districts will each get half of the money for much-needed repairs.
Eastern District Commissioner Gail Turner said the county does not get Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement for natural disaster damage to major collector roads, or any other federal funds. The only money the county receives for the maintenance of major collectors is from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.
"That's the reason the most-traveled roads in the county don't get fixed," he said.