PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE for US-62 through Briggs in Cherokee County, OK
This PUBLIC MEETING was held at the Briggs Elementary School in Tahlequah on Thursday, June 1st, 2017.
PUBLIC MEETING SUMMARY AND COMMENT RESPONSES
ALL COMMENTS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON THE 15th OF June, 2017.
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ODOT Environmental Programs Division
OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
200 N.E. 21stStreet
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-3204
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is planning safety improvements to this portion of US-62 through Briggs, OK. This section of US-62 has steep side slopes, poor sight distances at an intersection, a narrow width, and no shoulders. These factors contribute to a high accident rate. The existing highway, through this extent, is a two-lane, open section, minor arterial facility with 12-foot wide driving lanes and no shoulders. At the east end of the project there is a 24-foot long reinforced concrete box (RCB) over East Branch of Briggs Creek which is deteriorating and has severe channel scouring. Current traffic volumes are estimated at 3,978 vehicles per day (vpd) and are projected to increase to 5,610 vpd by 2036. The purpose of this project is to improve the safety of this segment of roadway.
ODOT tasked a consultant to develop design plans for improving this segment of highway while taking into consideration the cost of construction, right-of-way, and utilities, as well as the identified environmental impacts.
As part of our efforts to keep the public informed and involved, an Open House with information tables is being held on June 1, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Briggs Elementary School located at 17210 South 596 Road Tahlequah, OK 74464. The Open House is a come-and-go format with a recorded presentation. The purpose of the meeting is to present the proposed design and solicit public input regarding the planned improvements to this segment of US-62. The presentation and handout materials will be available for review two business days prior to the meeting below:
Additional information about the project and the upcoming meeting can be obtained from the following:
Any additional meeting materials will be posted to the web by the end of business day on the day after the meeting is held.
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