The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will address long-running concerns over safety and speed on State Highway 76 with a $13 million expansion project.
The project was the topic of discussion at an ODOT town hall meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Woodland Hills Baptist Church.
ODOT Public Involvement Coordinator Frank Roesler III and Division Three Engineer Paul Rachel explained the project and took questions from the approximately 30 residents in attendance.
The proposed project would expand SH-76 to a four-lane curbed highway with concrete median between SH-37 and SH-130, a distance of approximately three miles.
The expansion would also require the widening of the I-44 overpass near SH-130 to accommodate the wider highway.
The project would begin with utility and right of way work in 2017. Grading and construction of the highway is currently slated to begin in 2021.
“It’s in the program, and that really is the good news,” Rachel said.