The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Perkins Road and replace the 6th Avenue bridges over Boomer Creek.
The roadwork is part of an Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) project to increase intersection capacity with the addition of dual left turn lanes and dedicated right turn lanes. ODOT will also make ADA improvements along pedestrian walkways, and replace or relocate some water and sewer lines at the intersection.Project PW0F01 was identified in the Stillwater Transportation Enhancement Plan (STEP). STEP was developed in 2007 to identify transportation needs and improvements within the community.
The project was developed in coordination with ODOT. The City of Stillwater is responsible for procuring design services, purchasing rights-of-way, relocating utilities and implementing the mitigation plan. ODOT is responsible for bidding the project, paying for all construction costs and supervising construction.
The estimated construction cost of the project is $7,354,181.48.
During peak hours, the turn lanes are insufficient to accommodate the traffic volume, causing significant traffic delay. The project will include an addition of turn lanes to the intersection of 6th Avenue and Perkins Road and the replacement of the bridge and box culvert over Boomer Creek on 6th Avenue. The additional turn lanes will be designed to provide capacity for expected 30-year growth in traffic demand. In addition to the turn lanes, the bridge and box culvert structures have reached their useful service lives and need to be replaced.
Nov. 11, 2016: ODOT News: Traffic Advisory — SH-51 (Sixth St.) and US-177 (Perkins Rd.) narrow Tuesday morning
For questions about the 6th and Perkins project, contact Jonathan Ryan with ODOT at JRyan@odot.org or 405.372.5644.
Dec. 4, 2012: The City of Stillwater invites residents, particularly those who live or own property around the intersection at 6th Avenue and Perkins Road, to a drop-in forum to ask questions about the proposed improvement plan for that area.
Feb. 12, 2016: Permits are under review and utilities are currently being relocated in advance of expected roadway construction. Expected completion for utility relocations is June 2016. ODOT will manage construction letting and overall project construction. Anticipated construction start is December 2016.
Images and video:
(Posted Feb. 12, 2016 (update from 2013 post))
Intersection of 6th Avenue and Perkins Road
(Posted Nov. 14, 2016)
Phase 1 (click to enlarge)
Phase 2 (click to enlarge)
Phase 3 (click to enlarge)
Phase 4 (click to enlarge)
(Posted Nov. 21, 2016)
(Posted Jan. 12, 2016) (click to enlarge)
Aerial view of intersection of 6th Avenue and Perkins Road with proposed additional turn lanes and other construction.