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I-40 in Pottawatomie County Virtual Public Meeting

 

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JP 21007(07)(10)(13) I-40 in Pottawatomie County
WHERE WHEN
Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this will be a web-based format (no in-person meeting) 
www.odot.org/I40PottawatomieCo
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The information will be available beginning July 24, 2020 and comments are requested by August 14, 2020.

Contact:

Should you have any questions regarding this project, please email environment@odot.org, or call 405-325-3269 and leave a detailed message.


Purpose

The purpose of the Virtual Public Meeting is to present the latest information on the I-40 reconstruction and widening from the Oklahoma County Line to US-177 (US-270) project and solicit input from the public regarding construction activities, sequencing, and scheduling.

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Purpose:

The purpose of the Virtual Public Meeting is to present the latest information on the I-40 reconstruction and widening from the Oklahoma County Line to US-177 (US-270) project and solicit input from the public regarding construction activities, sequencing, and scheduling.
 
 
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Description:

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is developing design plans for improving this segment of I-40 while taking into consideration the cost of construction, right-of-way and utilities impacts, and environmental constraints. The project will widen I-40 from the Oklahoma/Pottawatomie County Line, which is located a mile east of Harrah-Newalla Road (mile marker 172), east 7.5 miles to US 177 (US 270; mile marker 181) in Shawnee. An additional 12-foot wide driving lane will be added to the eastbound and westbound driving lanes. A 12-foot wide shoulder will be added to the inside and a 10-foot wide shoulder will be added to the outside of the eastbound and westbound driving lanes. A cable median barrier is proposed in the central median. Interchange at SH 102 North (McLoud Road) will be modified to include three roundabouts (two at the intersections with the I-40 ramps and one at a proposed new I-40 frontage road). Roundabouts are a common intersection type, and the three roundabouts are proposed to maximize safety by reducing conflict points and minimize traffic delay from traffic signals. The new frontage road is proposed on the north side of I-40 connecting McLoud Road to SH-102 South to aid in local traffic circulation, and it will consist of two undivided, 12-foot driving lanes with 4-foot shoulders. The interchange ramps at McLoud Road will be realigned and lengthened to provide additional acceleration/deceleration lengths to improve traffic safety and operations. The project also includes the replacement of seven bridges and the permanent removal of three bridges. The bridges to be permanently removed include the bridge crossing over I-40 at Arena Road and the two bridges crossing over I-40 at Blackberry Drive/Stevens Road.

During construction, two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction of I-40, except for short duration temporary lane closures during night or non-peak travel times.McLoud Road will remain open to traffic during construction except for temporary closures for existing bridge removal or new bridge construction. The county roads over I-40 will be closed to through traffic for bridge removal and reconstruction with traffic detoured to the adjacent roads.

These improvements will be constructed as three separate projects that are included in ODOT's eight-year construction program. Construction is programmed to start in 2022.

Comments:

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

August 14, 2020

Submit Online: COMMENT FORM

NOTE: To submit this Comment Form by email please download the form. Use your Adobe Reader to fill in your information and leave your comment, then select the Submit by Email button. 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 to environment@odot.org. If you do not currently have an Adobe Reader, you can download a free copy at https://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

 

Last Modified on Jan 20, 2021