ODOT seeking comments on US. 81 corridor

  • ODOT seeking comments on US. 81 corridor

The Oklahoma State Department of Transportation is asking the public to weigh in on possible upgrades to the U.S. Highway 81 corridor between Minco and Union City.

ODOT recently studied U.S. 81 from north of Chickasha to south of Union City. The study covers seven intersections along the highway, including the intersection of U.S. 81 and State Highway 152/State Highway 37 and U.S. 81 at SH 37/Main Street in Minco, and considers possible solutions based on conditions at each site.

The proposals, which carry possible price tags ranging from $599,999 to $5 million, are small projects designed to improve the highway until traffic volume warrants a four-lane, divided highway.

Now, the agency is asking people to comment on needs and priorities for that section of U.S. 81.

People may view a presentation, video and other proposal-related materials and submit comments at http://www.odot.org/US81Grady through Monday Due to COVID-19 precautions, this will be a web-based format with no in-person meetings scheduled.

People who lack internet access may contact the ODOT Environmental Programs Division at 200 NE 21st St., Suite 3-D2A, Oklahoma City, OK 73015 or call 580-255-7586 and leave a detailed message.