PUBLIC MEETING for the US-60 over Spring & Neosho Rivers in Ottawa County, OK
This PUBLIC MEETING was held at the Fairland Elementary School Cafeteria in Fairland on Thursday, July 13th, 2017.
ALL COMMENTS NEED TO BE RECEIVED BY THE END OF BUSINESS ON THE 27th OF July, 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 proposing to replace the existing bridges on US-60 over the Spring and Neosho Rivers in Ottawa County. See Location Map. The existing bridges are narrow and are considered “at-risk”, meaning they are approaching structurally deficient condition. The existing intersection at US-60/SH-137 has steep grades and limited sight distance. The purpose of this project is to correct the at-risk bridges and improve the geometrics of the US-60/SH-137 intersection. ODOT has tasked a consultant to look at alternatives for improving the bridges and intersection while taking into consideration construction costs, right-of-way and utility costs, and environmental constraints.
ODOT held a Stakeholder Meeting on October 24, 2016 to present the project to agencies with particular interest in the project. Comments from this meeting included requests to minimize impacts to cultural resources, wetlands, and threatened and endangered species. Other comments were related to the importance of keeping US-60 open during construction, and coordinating with Twin Bridges State Park on any needed road closures.
As part of our efforts to keep the public informed of this study and obtain public input, a public meeting has been scheduled for July 13, 2017 at 6:00 PM at the Fairland Elementary School Cafeteria, at the corner of W. Church Ave. and N. Perry St. in Fairland, OK. The purpose of the meeting is to present information about the project and obtain information from the public to further assist in the identification of critical social, economic and environmental effects that may result from the project.
We sincerely appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Should you have any questions regarding the project, please contact:
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