- Dec 9, 2008
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- Ponca City Ok
If that is the case, why did the Osage casinos resurface an asphalt road that is 25 miles long from Ponca to Fairfax along the river that doesn't come near their casino and why have they asphalted roads in parts of Kay county in areas where the nearest casino is 10 miles away? There is no direct benefit to those casinos by resurfacing those roads.They arent required to do any such thing, they do what will benefit there casinos. Roads, interchanges, improved access. And yes, they "help" pay. Thackerville interchange at MM 1 was a $40 mil. project, they gave ODOT 16 mil. They made that back in 4 days from that casino...yep, $4 mil per day of TX money coming in. I learned this attending meetings down there with the tribe. I did the early conceptual design of that interchange.
I can see them cost sharing the interchanges that improve traffic to their facilities, but that is not what happens around here. One of the roughest roads in Osage County is an access road to the Osage casino in the McCord area. One would think they would want that road put into a super two but it's barely passable.