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Best Project To Connect Ada 4 Lane Roads To Other 4 Lane Roads?

Seminole
- 3 (7.1%)
Pauls Valley
- 3 (7.1%)
Lexington Purcell
- 3 (7.1%)
Sulphur Davis
- 3 (7.1%)
Atoka
- 1 (2.4%)
Madill
- 1 (2.4%)
Tecumseh Shawnee
- 4 (9.5%)
Some Other Route(s) Should Be Upgraded.
- 3 (7.1%)
I Do Not Like 4 Lane Roads.
- 1 (2.4%)
Where Is Ada, Oklahoma?
- 20 (47.6%)

Total Members Voted: 28


Author Topic: Ada, Oklahoma Is Not Connected To Any 4 Lane Roads:  (Read 2304 times)

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Re: Ada, Oklahoma Is Not Connected To Any 4 Lane Roads:
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2017, 04:53:53 PM »

Didnít OK DOT extend US 377 without AASHTO approval so there could be a US Highway in Ada?

Yes.  US highways are not automatically four lane highways, though.  Most US highways I've seen are two lanes relatively universally.  Sure, there's some exceptions like US 26 in Portland or US 101 in LA, but most are like US 412 in Texas County, OK or US 50 in Gunnison County, CO.
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Re: Ada, Oklahoma Is Not Connected To Any 4 Lane Roads:
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2017, 05:06:26 PM »

Didnít OK DOT extend US 377 without AASHTO approval so there could be a US Highway in Ada?

Yes.  US highways are not automatically four lane highways, though.  Most US highways I've seen are two lanes relatively universally.  Sure, there's some exceptions like US 26 in Portland or US 101 in LA, but most are like US 412 in Texas County, OK or US 50 in Gunnison County, CO.

No, I understand that. In fact, almost all rural US highways around here are 2 lanes. I was just thinking that if OK truly wanted a US route through Ada, then there is probably enough population to justify one of the roads being four lanes.
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Re: Ada, Oklahoma Is Not Connected To Any 4 Lane Roads:
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2017, 09:46:33 PM »

Ada is also home to East Central University
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Re: Ada, Oklahoma Is Not Connected To Any 4 Lane Roads:
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 10:07:46 PM »

Where is Ada? And why is this important?

It is near impossible to get a hotel room in Ada without a reservation, and then, they are expensive. I was there last year tracking down a couple old bridges.

This.  It's not as unimportant as it looks, even if it is small.  Being the seat of government for the local tribe has a surprisingly large impact.

Not even just a local tribe, but they also have over 10,000 employees statewide in their businesses, which are, of course, headquartered in Ada. They also have a free hospital there for tribal members, which is a decent traffic draw (why have a surgery done at Norman Regional or Saint Anthony when you can drive to Ada and have it done for free?).
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