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Virtual Open House

 

Please click the link below for the virtual open house summary
JP 33343(04) US-64 and US-169 in Tulsa County
Where When
Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, this will be a web-based format (no in-person meeting) 
http://www.odot.org/US64_US169Tulsa
(this link is no longer live)

The information will be available beginning July 7, 2021 and comments are requested by July 28, 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 the proposed design for the project and obtain public input.  

Please click the image below for project location map

Description

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing improvements to the US-64 (Memorial Drive) and US-169/Creek Turnpike interchange in Tulsa County. The existing interchange is a traditional diamond configuration. Memorial Drive carries approximately 47,000 vehicles per day (vpd) near the interchange with a large volume of traffic using the Creek Turnpike ramps. Due to the ramp volumes and overall heavy traffic on Memorial Drive, congestion at the interchange is common. Currently, the ramps provide a Level of Service F (rated on an A-F scale), meaning there is severe delay. Traffic on Memorial Drive is projected to increase to approximately 60,000 vpd by 2045, and congestion is anticipated to worsen in the future.

The interchange area has witnessed a yearly average of 134 collisions in recent years. One fatality and eight serious injury collisions occurred between 2013-2017. Thirty-eight collisions occurred either on the westbound off-ramp or on the Turnpike mainline approaching the ramp. Collisions at the interchange have been primarily related to turns at the ramps or rear-end collisions, indicative of congested conditions. 

ODOT proposes to construct a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at the Memorial Drive and the US- 169/Creek Turnpike interchange. This innovative interchange configuration enhances the operation of a traditional diamond by moving the arterial street traffic to the opposite side of the roadway at the on- and off-ramps. The proposed DDI at this location will be a “retrofit”, meaning it will be constructed within the existing interchange footprint. The existing bridge on the Creek Turnpike over Memorial Drive will remain in place, and no additional right-of-way will be purchased. The adjacent multi-use trail and current sidewalk connectivity will be enhanced with signalized crosswalks throughout the interchange.

Comments

ALL COMMENTS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON JULY 28, 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 Sep 20, 2021
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