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SH-82North of Tahlequahin Cherokee County

Public Meeting

Where:

University Center Ballroom

Northeastern State University

612North Grand Avenue

Tahlequah, OK 74464(Map)

When:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Public Meetingformat
5:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.

Purpose:

The purpose of thePublic Meeting is to present all of the project alternatives and receive public input to aid ODOTin selecting a preferred alternative to move forward with design and construction.

Description:

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), isproposing to improve SH-82from the vicinity ofAllen Road in Tahlequahnorth and west to the twonof Gideon in Cherokee County. Existing SH-82has narrow shoulders, sharp curves and rolling terrain which result in inadequate sight distance to safely pass slow moving vehicles or to stop for vehicles that are turning or have stopped on the highway. These factors contribute to a substantial accident history. In addition, the current Average Daily Traffic Count on SH-82is 8,140vehicles per day with a future projected traffic count of 12,340vehicles per day in 2045. The current two-lanehighway cannot adequately handle this amount of traffic. A multi-lanehighway is also desirable to complete the outer loop around the city of Tahlequahin anticipation of the future traffic needs.
ODOTheld a public meeting on July 25, 2013where six four-lanealternatives for improving the highway were presented. In response to public comment received during and following that meeting, ODOThas added six five-lanealternatives that use the exisitingSH-82alignment while continuing to consider construction costs, right-of-way costs and environmental constraints.

Comments:

ALL COMMENTS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON

FEBRUARY26, 2015

Submit Online:COMMENT FORM

NOTE:To submit this Comment Form by email pleasedownloadthe form. Use your Adobe Reader to fill in your information and leave your comment, then select theSubmit by Emailbutton. You can also fill in the downloaded form and send it as an email attachment if you are on a public computer, or email your comments toenvironment@odot.org. If you do not currently have an Adobe Reader, you can download a free copy athttps://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Email:environment@odot.org

Address:
ODOT Environmental Programs Division
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
200 N.E. 21stStreet
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3204

Contact:

Mr. Tim Vermillion

ODOT

NEPA Project Manager, Division 1

(405) 521-2676

environment@odot.org

Ms. Jenny Sallee

Garver

Project Manager

(918)250-5922

JESallee@GarverUSA.com

Public Meeting Accessibility Notice

In accordance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will not and does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in ODOT services, programs, activities, or employment practices. ODOT will provide reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, upon request. To request an accommodation, please contact the ADA/504/508 Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or Oklahoma Relay at 1-800-722-0353, no later than 72 hours before any scheduled event.

Last Modified on Oct 21, 2020
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