The Altus City Council last week approved the city’s application to the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission for $181,747 to widen and improve the road leading to the north gate at Altus Air Force Base in southwest Oklahoma.
Base officials had requested the project to improve access at Jasmine Gate, which connects to a two-lane road without shoulders, reported the Altus Times. The work would extend for three-eighths of a mile.
The total project cost is estimated at $225,000; the city would provide matching funds of $43,253.
Joe Leverett, Altus’ representative on the military planning commission, thanked the council and the community for supporting the installation. The city plays a critical role in the lives of service members and their families who are stationed there, he said.