Oklahoma Transportation Department and Federal Highway Administration officials request comments on road reconstruction

A $4.5 million road project is proposed adjacent to Edmond 66 Park. Officials are asking for comments through June 13.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: June 7, 2014 at 11:54 pm •  Published: June 7, 2014
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Oklahoma Transportation Department and Federal Highway Administration officials are asking for comments about a proposed $4.5 million road-reconstruction project to add two more lanes adjacent to Edmond 66 Park.

State and federal officials have been working with the city of Edmond to obtain 1.2 acres of the 146-acre community park for the right of way, which consists of less than 0.9 percent of the park. None of the park’s key features will be affected.

The construction site would be 1.3 miles from Post Road to Westminster Road, said Cole Hackett, Transportation Department spokesman.

The work is expected to be started during in fiscal year 2016-2017. Construction period should take less than a year.

“We rely on public comments,” Hackett said. “If there is anything that is an issue, we need to address it.”

The following fiscal year, plans are to add shoulders and resurface the roadway from east of Arcadia to the county line.

Plans in the fiscal year 2018-2019 are to resurface the roadway through the town of Arcadia, Hackett said.


by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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