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Improvements planned for U.S. 75

Improvements planned for U.S. 75

Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise
By Nathan Thompson
Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 8:32 AM

OCHELATA — One of Washington County’s most dangerous intersections is about to receive a major overhaul to enhance safety, thanks to a $411,000 grant awarded to the Cherokee Nation.

The grant from the federal Tribal Transportation Funds will be used to prevent traffic collisions and improve the flow of traffic on U.S. Highway 75 at County Road 2900, near the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata.

Work is expected to begin in late summer or early fall at the intersection. Among the project plans is the installation of a “J-turn” and a deceleration lane on the highway. In addition to the grant funding awarded to the Cherokee Nation, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will contribute the remaining balance of funds necessary to complete the project. The total project cost is estimated to be $678,421... FULL ARTICLE

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