6th Avenue/Perkins Road

6th Avenue/Perkins Road Improvement Project

Project Manager

Transportation & Stormwater Services / Monty Karns

For questions about the 6th and Perkins project, contact Seth Buchanan with ODOT at MPR@odot.org or 405.372.5644.

What We're Doing

The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow at the intersection of State Highway 51 (6th Avenue) and U.S. Route 177 (Perkins Road) and replace the SH-51 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 2007 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.

Project Benefits

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 SH-51 and US-177 and the replacement of the bridge and box culvert over Boomer Creek on SH-51. 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. 

Latest Project Update

June 1, 2017: Left-Turn Lane Closures

Project Timeline

Dec. 4, 2012: The City of Stillwater invites residents, particularly those who live or own property around the intersection at SH-51 and US-177, 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. 

Nov. 11, 2016: ODOT News: Traffic Advisory — SH-51 (Sixth St.) and US-177 (Perkins Rd.) narrow Tuesday morning

April 4, 2017: ODOT is partnering with the City of Stillwater to plant 165 trees native to Oklahoma in Hoyt Grove Park. Tree types include pecan, elm and hickory. This project will recreate forested flood plain conditions that will help slow down and reduce water in the area.

Images and video:

(Posted Feb. 12, 2016 (update from 2013 post))

Intersection of SH-51 and US-177

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) Construction Update

(Posted Jan. 12, 2016) (click to enlarge)

Aerial view of intersection of SH-51 and US-177 with proposed additional turn lanes and other construction.

(Posted April 4, 2017) Trees being planted in Hoyt Grove Park.