All interested persons are hereby given notice that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to construct a controlled-access four-lane divided realignment of US 81 west of Chickasha. The proposed realignment will begin at the curve approximately 1.25 miles north of the US 81/SH 19 West junction and extend north approximately 8.5 miles to the US 81/US 62 intersection. Along the new realignment, interchanges will be constructed at US 81, I 44, Country Club Road, Grand Avenue, Iowa Avenue, and US 62. A Public Hearing has been scheduled to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and the findings of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this undertaking.
The Hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on March 23, 2017 at the Grady County Fairgrounds Community Building #2, 500 East Choctaw Avenue, Chickasha. A brief presentation will be made, followed by a comment period. Comment forms will be provided and a court reporter will be available to record verbal comments. Representatives from ODOT will be available to answer questions regarding the findings of the EA, as well as relocation assistance and right-of-way acquisition, after the formal presentation.
The EA document describes the project’s purpose and need; the range of alternatives considered, including the Preferred Alternative; the social, economic and environmental effects of the Preferred Alternative; and the Agency coordination and Public Involvement activities conducted as part of the EA. Copies of the EA are available for public inspection online and at the following locations:
Chickasha Public Library
527 West Iowa Avenue
ODOT Central Office, Front Desk
200 N.E. 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Environmental Assessment For Review
If any person wishes to submit a written statement concerning this project or the EA, they may submit their comments to the Environmental Programs Division Engineer, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 200 N.E. 21st Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73105 using the official comment form above.
All meeting materials will be posted to the web by the end of business day on the day after the meeting is held.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) ensures that no person or groups of persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, retaliation or genetic information, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any and all programs, services, or activities administered by ODOT, its recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors. To request an accommodation please contact the ADA Coordinator at 405-521-4140 or the Oklahoma Relay Service at 1-800-722-0353. If you have any ADA or Title VI questions email ODOTfirstname.lastname@example.org.