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Virtual Open House

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JP 35186(04) US-70 in the City of Durant in Bryan County
Where When
This will be a web-based format (no in-person meeting) (link is no longer live)

The information will be available beginning April 10, 2023 and comments are requested by April 24, 2023.


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


The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is proposing to improve the intersection of US-70 at East Main Street approximately 3.0 miles east of SH-78 in the City of Durant. The existing intersection configuration does not provide direct access from S.B. US-70 to East Main Street and from East Main Street to N.B. US-70.  To access East Main Street to and from US-70, an access road just north and east of the grade separation is provided (N3750 Rd). The purpose and need of the project are to improve the operation and capacity of the intersection US-70 and East Main Street to accommodate existing and future traffic volumes, improve safety, and enhance local and regional connectivity. The road will remain open, and construction phased to maintain traffic in each direction.


This section of the US-70 around the south side of the City of Durant known as the Durant Bypass is showing an increase in traffic and a need for safety improvements at the intersection of US-70 and Hillcrest Drive. The existing section of US-70 consists of 2- 12' driving lanes with 8' shoulders. The speed limit along this corridor is 65 mph. On average this section of US-70 experiences approximately 3400 vehicles a day. Hillcrest Drive is a 2 lane roadway with 12' driving lanes and 4' shoulders. The intersection configuration does not provide direct access from S.B. US-70 to Hillcrest Drive and from Hillcrest Drive to N.B. US-70. To access Hillcrest Drive to and from US-70, an access road just north and east of the intersection is provided (N3750 Rd). This access road configuration is not the most desirable approach due to the growing traffic volumes and US-70 being a higher speed facility. ODOT is proposing to add additional ramps to provide direct eastbound access to US-70 from Hillcrest Drive and direct westbound access from US-70 to Hillcrest Drive.

ODOT completed an Environmental Assessment in 2002 and is now in the process of completing an environmental re-assessment to evaluate the potential for impacts to natural and cultural resources, during project design. The purpose of this US-70 and Hillcrest Drive interchange improvement project is to increase the safety and operation along the Durant Bypass.



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

Last Modified on Sep 07, 2023
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