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City working to raise State Hwy. 125 approach above flooding

City working to raise State Hwy. 125 approach above flooding

The Miami News-Record
Melinda Stotts
Jul 24, 2018 at 3:06 PM

MIAMI – A major Oklahoma Department of Transportation project, the re-decking of the Neosho River Bridge on Oklahoma State Highway 125 is set to begin in October of this year.

The bridge is expected to be closed to traffic for one year during construction work. The City of Miami is working on a project with local tribes and the Ottawa County Commissioners to raise the State Highway 125 approach above flood levels during this same period of time. The hope is to have the project ready to go in time to coincide with ODOT’s bridge project and avoid prolonged or further closure to traffic.

The Miami City Council voted at their last regular meeting Tuesday to approve a not to exceed $18,000 work order to Olsson and Associates for the SH-125 improvement project for the completion of an ODOT required Preliminary Hydraulic Report. The report is necessary to gain ODOT approval for the planned project... FULL ARTICLE

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