Cherokee Nation and Muskogee County leaders recently gathered to celebrate the ribbon-cutting on a Fort Gibson road project.
Cherokee Nation committed $125,000 to the Donkey Lane project, which included a 2-inch asphalt overlay.
Along with the asphalt overlay, the project included the repair of drainage issues along Donkey Lane, replacement of drainage pipes, patching and other repairs.
“I’m proud that the Cherokee Nation is able to assist our community partners in improving area infrastructure,” said Tribal Councilor Mike Dobbins, of Fort Gibson. “This 2-mile road improvement will increase the lifespan of Donkey Lane for many more years.”
In fiscal year 2018, the Cherokee Nation contributed $2.8 million in tribal funds to improving more than 54 miles of road within the tribe’s 14-county area.