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SH-51/265th W. Avenue Intersection Modification in Tulsa County JP 31094(04) Virtual Open House

WHERE WHEN
Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this will be a web-based format (no in-person meeting) https://www.odot.org/SH51TulsaCo
(this link is no longer live)

The information will be available beginning March 3, 2021 and comments are requested by March 17, 2021.

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 open house is to present information about the project and obtain input from the public to furhter assist in the identification of critical social, economic and envionmental effects that may result from the project.  

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Description

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing improvements to the intersection of SH-51 and 265th W. Avenue east of Mannford in Tulsa County.  The purpose of this project is to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection.  There were 34 documented collisions at the intersection between 2009 and 2018.  All but four of the collisions involved injury, and there was one fatality.  Over 90% of the collisions involved a turning vehicle.  Traffic on 265th W. Avenue wanting to turn on to or cross SH-51 must wait for a sufficient gap in traffic.  Longer vehicles, such as buses and trucks, must wait until there are gaps in both directions on SH-51.  This can lead to back-ups on 265th W. Avenue and cause slow-downs on SH-51. 

To improve safety and traffic flow, ODOT is proposing to construct a Median U-Turn (MUT) intersection at SH-51 and 265th W. Avenue.  MUT intersections have been shown to reduce the number and severity of collisions by separating and simplifying traffic movements.  For this project, the existing median opening at 265th W. Avenue will be closed.  Traffic on 265th W. Avenue wanting to turn left or cross SH-51 will instead turn right, then make a U-Turn to go the other direction.  Two U-turn locations will be constructed in the existing SH-51 median, one approximately 2,000 feet west of 265th W. Avenue and one approximately 1,550 feet east of 265th W. Avenue.  Additional pavement will be added to the outside of the highway at the U-turn locations to accommodate large vehicles such as trucks and buses.  The existing median opening at the 51 West Storage driveway (262nd W. Avenue) will also be closed.  Drivers entering and exiting the storage facility will use the U-turns.  No additional right-of-way will be required.

Comments

ALL COMMENTS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON MARCH 17, 2021

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. 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3204

Last Modified on Apr 12, 2021
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