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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #75 on: June 22, 2017, 04:21:41 PM »

^^

Are those improvements being done to Interstate standards?

http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/meetings/a2015/151105/presentation.pdf

Pretty much looks like it.  10' outer shoulders, 4' inner; just made it!  Don't start celebrating now -- from there south to the Atoka/Bryan county line won't see anything similar in the near term.  It's a start (as with the projects south of Durant), but just that; don't read too much into it!
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #76 on: June 23, 2017, 09:55:30 AM »

^^

Are those improvements being done to Interstate standards?

http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/meetings/a2015/151105/presentation.pdf

Pretty much looks like it.  10' outer shoulders, 4' inner; just made it!  Don't start celebrating now -- from there south to the Atoka/Bryan county line won't see anything similar in the near term.  It's a start (as with the projects south of Durant), but just that; don't read too much into it!

69 is being resurfaced south of McAlester, but I've seen no signs of upgrading to full interchanges
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #77 on: June 24, 2017, 02:43:35 PM »

^^

Are those improvements being done to Interstate standards?

http://www.okladot.state.ok.us/meetings/a2015/151105/presentation.pdf

Pretty much looks like it.  10' outer shoulders, 4' inner; just made it!  Don't start celebrating now -- from there south to the Atoka/Bryan county line won't see anything similar in the near term.  It's a start (as with the projects south of Durant), but just that; don't read too much into it!

69 is being resurfaced south of McAlester, but I've seen no signs of upgrading to full interchanges

They'd likely have to build a fair amount of new alignment segments between McAlester and south of Tushka if they ever wanted to go full freeway. 
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #78 on: July 18, 2017, 04:58:40 PM »

from ODOT:

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US-69 frontage road closes at Comanche Ave., Comanche Ave. narrows to one lane July 20

The northbound US-69 frontage road will be closed at Comanche Ave. and Comanche Ave. will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers at US-69 from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 20 to 6 a.m. Friday July 21 to install a drainage pipe as part of an ongoing project. 

US-69 narrowed at Comanche Ave. in McAlester through spring 2018

Northbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane over Wade Watts Ave. just north of Comanche Ave. through early August for bridge work as part of the project to reconstruct US-69. Additionally, access to Wade Watts Ave. and Kiamichi Dr. is closed from the US-69 frontage road through mid-August.

This is the first phase of a $13 million project to reconstruct US-69 from Peaceable Rd. to Wade Watts Ave. in McAlester. In addition to the reconstruction of  US-69, this project includes:

Widening the US-69 bridges over Wade Watts Ave. and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad;
Constructing on and off-ramps from US-69 to the frontage roads near Wade Watts Ave.;
Adding a J-turn on US-69 to the northbound frontage road between Peaceable Rd. and Kinkead Rd.;
Removing the signalized light at Peaceable Rd. and Comanche Rd. and permanently closing direct access to these roads from US-69; and
A complete overlay and re-striping of the frontage roads from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Rd.

This project is expected to be completed in March 2018. Motorists can subscribe for email updates or check for traffic advisories online at www.odot.org. The contractor can earn financial incentives for early completion of the project.
 
A second project scheduled for federal fiscal year 2019 will reconstruct US-69 from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Ave. including the north and southbound frontage roads and will construct an interchange at Kinkead Rd.
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #79 on: July 19, 2017, 04:43:36 PM »

from ODOT:

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

US-69 frontage road closes at Comanche Ave., Comanche Ave. narrows to one lane July 20

The northbound US-69 frontage road will be closed at Comanche Ave. and Comanche Ave. will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers at US-69 from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 20 to 6 a.m. Friday July 21 to install a drainage pipe as part of an ongoing project. 

US-69 narrowed at Comanche Ave. in McAlester through spring 2018

Northbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane over Wade Watts Ave. just north of Comanche Ave. through early August for bridge work as part of the project to reconstruct US-69. Additionally, access to Wade Watts Ave. and Kiamichi Dr. is closed from the US-69 frontage road through mid-August.

This is the first phase of a $13 million project to reconstruct US-69 from Peaceable Rd. to Wade Watts Ave. in McAlester. In addition to the reconstruction of  US-69, this project includes:

Widening the US-69 bridges over Wade Watts Ave. and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad;
Constructing on and off-ramps from US-69 to the frontage roads near Wade Watts Ave.;
Adding a J-turn on US-69 to the northbound frontage road between Peaceable Rd. and Kinkead Rd.;
Removing the signalized light at Peaceable Rd. and Comanche Rd. and permanently closing direct access to these roads from US-69; and
A complete overlay and re-striping of the frontage roads from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Rd.

This project is expected to be completed in March 2018. Motorists can subscribe for email updates or check for traffic advisories online at www.odot.org. The contractor can earn financial incentives for early completion of the project.
 
A second project scheduled for federal fiscal year 2019 will reconstruct US-69 from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Ave. including the north and southbound frontage roads and will construct an interchange at Kinkead Rd.

Any maps of the affected areas available for viewing?
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #80 on: July 19, 2017, 06:38:08 PM »

Just go full freeway in the McAlester area already!
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #81 on: July 19, 2017, 06:54:41 PM »

They are for part of the project.
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #82 on: July 20, 2017, 09:16:50 AM »

from ODOT:

Traffic Advisories
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

US-69 frontage road closes at Comanche Ave., Comanche Ave. narrows to one lane July 20

The northbound US-69 frontage road will be closed at Comanche Ave. and Comanche Ave. will be narrowed to one lane with flaggers at US-69 from 10 p.m. Thursday, July 20 to 6 a.m. Friday July 21 to install a drainage pipe as part of an ongoing project. 

US-69 narrowed at Comanche Ave. in McAlester through spring 2018

Northbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane over Wade Watts Ave. just north of Comanche Ave. through early August for bridge work as part of the project to reconstruct US-69. Additionally, access to Wade Watts Ave. and Kiamichi Dr. is closed from the US-69 frontage road through mid-August.

This is the first phase of a $13 million project to reconstruct US-69 from Peaceable Rd. to Wade Watts Ave. in McAlester. In addition to the reconstruction of  US-69, this project includes:

Widening the US-69 bridges over Wade Watts Ave. and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad;
Constructing on and off-ramps from US-69 to the frontage roads near Wade Watts Ave.;
Adding a J-turn on US-69 to the northbound frontage road between Peaceable Rd. and Kinkead Rd.;
Removing the signalized light at Peaceable Rd. and Comanche Rd. and permanently closing direct access to these roads from US-69; and
A complete overlay and re-striping of the frontage roads from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Rd.

This project is expected to be completed in March 2018. Motorists can subscribe for email updates or check for traffic advisories online at www.odot.org. The contractor can earn financial incentives for early completion of the project.
 
A second project scheduled for federal fiscal year 2019 will reconstruct US-69 from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Ave. including the north and southbound frontage roads and will construct an interchange at Kinkead Rd.

Any maps of the affected areas available for viewing?

See Reply #75 upthread.
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #83 on: July 20, 2017, 03:02:28 PM »

Any maps of the affected areas available for viewing?
See Reply #75 upthread.

Thanks; forgot about the illustrations in the presentation.  Well, it's a start -- and takes care of a major-town impediment.  I would imagine, given the track record of the smaller towns along US 69 and/or 75 regarding bypassing -- coupled with the state's current political/fiscal issues -- that improvements to this corridor will be limited to this plus already-planned/programmed projects from Durant south to the state line -- at least for the near term.
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #85 on: October 05, 2017, 01:40:58 PM »

It was known as "Indian Territory" until it's relatively late 1907 induction into the Union.   
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #86 on: November 07, 2017, 05:44:46 PM »

Traffic Advisories
Friday, November 3, 2017

Intersections close, frontage roads change to one lane on US-69 in McAlester

The project below is weather permitting:

Drivers can expect the following changes on US-69 in McAlester as part of an ongoing reconstruction project:

The US-69 and Peaceable Rd. intersection is permanently closed
The US-69 frontage road on the east side of the highway will be northbound only between Village Blvd. and Wade Watts Ave. beginning Nov. 8
The US-69 frontage roads on the west side of the highway will be southbound only between Wade Watts Ave. and Peaceable Rd. beginning Nov. 8
Direct access to US-69 from Comanche Ave., Osage Ave. and Wade Watts Ave. will be closed beginning Nov. 8, drivers should use the frontage roads
The newly constructed US-69 on- and off-ramps at Wade Watts Ave. will be open beginning Nov. 8
Southbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane over Wade Watts Ave. just north of Comanche Ave. until further notice
 

This is the first phase of a $13 million project to reconstruct US-69 from Peaceable Rd. to north of Comanche Ave. in McAlester. In addition to the reconstruction of  US-69, this project includes:

Widening the US-69 bridges over Wade Watts Ave. and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad;
Constructing on and off-ramps from US-69 to the frontage roads near Wade Watts Ave.;
Adding a J-turn on US-69 to the northbound frontage road between Peaceable Rd. and Kinkead Rd.;
Removing the signalized light at Peaceable Rd. and Comanche Rd. and permanently closing direct access to these roads from US-69; and
A complete overlay and re-striping of the frontage roads from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Rd.
This project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018. Motorists can subscribe for email updates or check for traffic advisories online at www.odot.org. The contractor can earn financial incentives for early completion of the project.
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Re: US 69 Improvements in Oklahoma
« Reply #87 on: November 07, 2017, 05:47:42 PM »

Traffic Advisories
Friday, November 3, 2017

Intersections close, frontage roads change to one lane on US-69 in McAlester

The project below is weather permitting:

Drivers can expect the following changes on US-69 in McAlester as part of an ongoing reconstruction project:

The US-69 and Peaceable Rd. intersection is permanently closed
The US-69 frontage road on the east side of the highway will be northbound only between Village Blvd. and Wade Watts Ave. beginning Nov. 8
The US-69 frontage roads on the west side of the highway will be southbound only between Wade Watts Ave. and Peaceable Rd. beginning Nov. 8
Direct access to US-69 from Comanche Ave., Osage Ave. and Wade Watts Ave. will be closed beginning Nov. 8, drivers should use the frontage roads
The newly constructed US-69 on- and off-ramps at Wade Watts Ave. will be open beginning Nov. 8
Southbound US-69 is narrowed to one lane over Wade Watts Ave. just north of Comanche Ave. until further notice
 

This is the first phase of a $13 million project to reconstruct US-69 from Peaceable Rd. to north of Comanche Ave. in McAlester. In addition to the reconstruction of  US-69, this project includes:

Widening the US-69 bridges over Wade Watts Ave. and the Arkansas-Oklahoma Railroad;
Constructing on and off-ramps from US-69 to the frontage roads near Wade Watts Ave.;
Adding a J-turn on US-69 to the northbound frontage road between Peaceable Rd. and Kinkead Rd.;
Removing the signalized light at Peaceable Rd. and Comanche Rd. and permanently closing direct access to these roads from US-69; and
A complete overlay and re-striping of the frontage roads from Kinkead Rd. to Peaceable Rd.
This project is expected to be completed in Spring 2018. Motorists can subscribe for email updates or check for traffic advisories online at www.odot.org. The contractor can earn financial incentives for early completion of the project.

I'll have to pass that to the Jefferson Highway folks.
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