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SH-51 in Cherokee County

Open House

Where When

Hulbert Community Public Library
210 N. Broadway
Hubert, OK 74441 (Map)

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Open Houseformat
5:00p.m. to7:00p.m.


The purpose of the Open House meeting is to inform the public of the proposed improvements, solicit input, and answer questions regarding construction activities,
sequencing, and scheduling.
Please click image below for project location map


The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), proposes to make safety improvements to SH-51 from Hulbert, extending east approximately 8 miles to Tahlequah in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. This segment of SH-51 is a two lane, open section, minor arterial facility with 12-foot wide driving lanes and 4-foot shoulders. Current traffic volumes are estimated at 5,712 vehicles per day (VPD) and are projected to increase to 7,956 VPD by 2039. This portion of SH-51 has steep slopes, a substandard horizontal curve, limited sight distances, poor pavement, and narrow shoulders. Due to safety concerns, ODOT proposes to lessen the slopes, upgrade the substandard curve, reconfigure driveways and entrances, improve driving surfaces, and widen the shoulders. The purpose of the proposed improvements is to correct roadway deficiencies, enhance safety, and efficiently accommodate traffic.
ODOT is developing design plans for improving this segment of SH-51 while taking into consideration the cost of construction, right-of-way and utilities impacts, and environmental constraints. The proposed improvements include widening and resurfacing the highway to createtwo, 12-foot wide, paved driving lanes with 8-foot wide shoulders on existing alignment.
The highway would remain open during construction, and access to residences and businesses would be maintained.



September 3, 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 08, 2021
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