Bridge and Approaches Project on SH-123 Over Caney River
Washington Co • Bartlesville
The purpose of thePublic Meeting is to present the preferred alternative, environmental impacts and obtain comments on the preferred alternative. This will aid ODOTin moving forward with the completion of the environmental studies, design, and subsequent construction.
The Oklahoma Department of Transpottation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is proposing to improve the bridge crossing over Caney River on State Highway 123 (SH-123), located 1.70 miles north of the SH-123/US-60 junction in the City of Bartlesville in Washington County. The purpose of the project is to provide a structurally sound crossing and preserve the transportation continuity over the Caney River on SH-123 and improve the intersection of SH-123/Hensley Boulevard.
The existing Caney River Bridge is a 3-span truss bridge with sidewalks that is in poor condition and considered structurally deficient. It is currently posted with a I0-ton load limit. This bridge and the Bartlesville Water Company Dam located under the bridge are eligible for listing on National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). At this location, SH-123 is a two-lane road with two-foot-wide shoulders and has remnants of curb and gutter and sidewalks. The current traffic volume is 5,670 vehicles per day (vpd) with a 20-year projected traffic volume of 7.960 vpd.
Once the project is let for construction, SH-123 bridge over the Caney River and roadway north of the River will be closed. It is anticipated that the road closure will last approximately 270 days, with incentives to reduce the closure time. We are considering using the following as a state highway detour during the bridge and roadway closure (see attached map). Northbound - From Junction of SH-123 at Hensley Boulevard and Bartie's Road in Bartlesville, proceed west on SH-123 (Hensley Blvd.) to Junction SH-123/US-60, then south on US-60/SH-123 to Junction US-60, then proceed east on US-60 (Adams Blvd.) to the Junction of US-60/US-75, then north on US-75 to the junction ofUS-75/SH-123 in Dewey (approximately 12 miles). While the state highway detour will be signed for the through state highway traffic, the local traffic will be able to utilize local county or city roads. Once the project is let for construction, info1mation on actual date of closure and duration of rclosure can be obtained from the ODOT Field Division 8 at (918) 838-9933.
ALL COMMENTS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON JANUARY 13, 2018
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ODOT Environmental Programs Division
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
200 N.E. 21stStreet
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3204
Ms. Erin Faulkner
ODOT Environmental Project Manager
Ms. Jennifer Koscelny
Environmental Project Manager