The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is proposing to construct a controlled-access 4-lane divided western bypass of Chickasha. The proposed bypass will extend from the curve north of the US 81/SH 19 West junction to the US 81/US 62 intersection. The purpose of the project is to reduce travel time for Chickasha through-traffic, and to reduce congestion and improve safety along US 81 through the Chickasha Central Business District.
In 2007, ODOT completed a corridor study for US 81 with public input and recommended a bypass alignment. ODOT started the Environmental Assessment and design for this proposed bypass alignment in 2011 and the alignment was presented to the public again at a meeting held on October 4, 2011. Based upon public comments received from that meeting and additional evaluation, ODOT has considered other alignment alternatives and has developed three alignment alternatives for consideration. In addition, ODOT has also completed an economic study to evaluate the improvements to the existing US 81 versus the construction of the bypass. The bypass alignment alternatives and the results of the economic study will be presented at a public meeting scheduled on March 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. at the Grady County Fairgrounds Community Building #1. The purpose for the meeting is to present the results of the ongoing studies, as well as obtain information from the public to further assist ODOT in the identification of critical social, economic and environmental effects that may result from the project.
The Purpose of this meeting is to...
The purpose of tonight’s meeting is to present the results of the ongoing studies, as well as obtain information from the public to further assist the Department in the identification of critical social, economic and environmental effects that may result from the project.