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Public input needed on planned SH-9 widening in Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties

Friday, January 29, 2021

Media Advisory

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual open house to provide updates and get public input on planned reconstruction of SH-9 near Pink in Cleveland and Pottawatomie counties.  
The project will widen SH-9 to four lanes with a center turn lane between the Pecan Creek bridge, about one mile east of Harrah Rd., in Cleveland County and the SH-102 junction in Pottawatomie County to accommodate current and future traffic volumes. This project is part of ODOT’s ongoing effort to complete a four-lane corridor between Norman and Tecumseh. Additionally, bridges will be replaced at Bullfrog Creek and Jim Creek, and the SH-9 intersection at Fishmarket Rd./NS-330 Rd. will be improved. The department is proposing stop signs on SH-102 at the intersection with SH-9; however, the public is asked to provide feedback on possible future alternatives for the intersection, including a roundabout or a J-turn.  

Right-of-way acquisition and utility relocation is scheduled to begin later in 2021 and construction is expected to begin in Federal Fiscal Year 2027.   

SH-9 Virtual Open House

Public comments will be accepted through Feb. 15

Due to COVID-19 precautions, this presentation will be a web-based public viewing format with no in-person meetings scheduled. Members of the public can visit the website to view a presentation, map, video and other materials about the proposal and submit their comments through Feb. 15. Those without internet access can contact the ODOT Environmental Programs Division at 200 N.E. 21st St., Ste. 3-D2a, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or call 405-325-3269.

(Editors and News Directors: For questions, please call the ODOT Media & Public Relations Division at 405-521-6000.)

Last Modified on Jan 29, 2021
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