All interested persons are hereby given notice the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA), is proposing improvements to State Highway 82 north of Tahlequah in Cherokee County, Oklahoma. The proposed project will reconstruct and widen SH-82 from the end of the Bertha Parker Bypass (west of Cedar Avenue) to Gideon, a distance of approximately 8 miles. The purpose of the project is to improve safety, reduce congestion, and complete the multi-lane loop around Tahlequah. A Public Hearing has been scheduled to provide the public with an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and alternatives and the findings of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for this undertaking.
The Hearing will begin at 6:00 PM on August 24, 2017 at the University Center Ballroom at Northeastern State University, 612 N. Grand Ave., Tahlequah, Oklahoma 74464. 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, right-of-way acquisition, and construction schedule after the presentation.
The EA Document describes the project’s purpose and need, the range of alternatives considered, the social, economic, and environmental effect of the alternatives, and the agency coordination and public involvement activities conducted as part of the assessment. Copies of the EA are available for public inspection at the following locations and on line at the ODOT website: www.odot.org/publicmeetings.
Tahlequah Public Library
120 S. College Avenue
|ODOT Division 1 Headquarters
2800 S. 32nd Street
Muskogee, OK 74401
ODOT Central Office, Front Desk
200 N.E. 21st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Environmental Assessment For Review
EA Appendices For Review
Map of Project Area
If any person wishes to submit a written statement concerning this project or the Environmental Assessment, they may submit their comments to the Environmental Programs Division Engineer, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, 200 NE 21st Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, by no later than September 23, 2017.
All meeting materials will be posted to the web by the end of business day on the day after the meeting is held.
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. If any interested individual has a disability that may require accommodation to participate in this meeting, please contact ODOT ADA Coordinator at (405) 521-4140. Upon advance notification of the need for accommodation, reasonable arrangements will be made to provide accessibility to the meeting.