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After five fatal crashes in five years, 'J-turns' created at U.S. 75 crossing near Ochelata

After five fatal crashes in five years, 'J-turns' created at U.S. 75 crossing near Ochelata

Tulsa World
From Staff Reports  
9/10/19

The Cherokee Nation and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation on Monday announced completion of a highway safety improvement project on U.S. 75 near Ochelata, where five traffic deaths occurred in five years.

The intersection improvement plan called for the construction of “J-turns” and a southbound deceleration lane to reduce the number of traffic conflict points and help improve safety.

Instead of crossing fast-moving lanes of traffic, drivers on Washington County Road 2900 who wish to turn left onto U.S. 75 will instead turn right onto the divided four-lane highway, merge into the left lane and then make a U-turn in the direction they intend to travel. Drivers on the highway who wish to turn left onto the county road will instead drive past the intersection, make a U-turn and then turn right... FULL ARTICLE

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