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SH-101 Bridge over Big Skin Bayou in Sequoyah County

Open House

Where When
Central High Fire Association Building
107011 S. 4670 Rd.
Sallisaw, OK 74955 (Map)
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Open House format
5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.



The purpose of the Open House is toinform the public of the proposed improvements and answer questions regarding construction activities, sequencing, and scheduling.

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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), proposes to make safety improvements to State Highway (SH) SH-101 over Big Skin Bayou, 7.52 miles east of SH-59/SH-101 junction in Sequoyah County. The existing bridge is a 22-footwide span bridge that is narrow and is at risk for becoming structurally deficient. The existing segment of SH-101 is a two-lane, open section roadway with 11-footwide driving lanes and no shoulders. Current traffic volumes are estimated at 760 vehicles per day (VPD) and are projected to increase to 1,100 VPD by 2041. Due to an elevated accident history, caused in part by a sharp curves, limited sight distances, and lack of shoulders, ODOT proposes to replace the existing bridge, reconfigure intersections, and widen and add shoulders to the approach roadways. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to correct deficiencies, enhance safety, and efficiently accommodate traffic.

ODOT recently developed design plans for improving this segment of SH-101 while taking into consideration the cost of construction, right-of-way and utilities, and potential environmental impacts. The proposed improvements include: widening the approaches to create two, 12-foot wide paved driving lanes with 8-foot wide shoulders; replacing the existing bridge over Big Skin Bayou with a 40-wide clear roadway span bridge on offset, north alignment; and reconfiguring driveways and intersections to provide better sight distances.

The proposed design will meet current standards. The highway would remain open during construction, and access to residences would be maintained.



May 30, 2019


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ODOT Environmental Programs Division
200 N.E. 21stStreet
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3204



Mr. Tim Vermillion

ODOTNEPA Project Manager, Division 1

(405) 521-2676

Mr. Geoff Canty

CC Environmental

(405) 761-1225

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 Feb 16, 2021
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