US-177/Perkins Rd. Improvements (ODOT)

North Perkins Road (U.S. 177) Improvements

This is a joint project with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). The City is responsible for design, utility relocation and rights of ways acquisitions, and ODOT is responsible for construction. The proposed concept for U.S. Route 177 (Perkins Road) was developed through a context-sensitive design approach to address the needs of multiple users of the corridor.

Visit ODOT's Current Construction Updates page or call the Oklahoma Department of Transportation at (580) 336-7340 for more information.

Update from ODOT: 1/10/2022

  • The contractor is currently working on drainage plus curb and gutter work on the northbound outside lane. They are first doing what needs to be done out of the roadway to lessen the impact on traffic.
  • They will continue to work their way northward before doing the same work on the southbound lanes.
  • Work on the main travel lanes is expected to begin by spring.
  • The contractor is aware of the major event dates in Stillwater and will do everything possible to accommodate traffic during those busier times.

Traffic Advisory

From Northbound US-177/Perkins Rd. will be intermittently narrowed to one lane between McElroy Rd. and W. Lakeview Rd. in Stillwater starting December 2021 and continuing through spring 2022 for pavement reconstruction. This will be a moving operation with work starting near McElroy Rd. in half-mile segments and moving north toward Lakeview Rd. as construction progresses.

By spring, both northbound and southbound US-177/Perkins Rd. will be narrowed to one lane in each direction for the nearly two-year construction project. Work will suspend in the fall for Oklahoma State University game day weekend traffic and resume after football season completes. 

Motorists can expect lane shifts and a reduced speed limit in the work zone. Drivers are advised to expect delays and plan for extra travel time in the area or locate alternate routes. Additionally, motorists can expect impacts to business driveways starting in early 2022 throughout the extent of the project, however, at least one entrance will remain open at all times to business areas.

The nearly $18 million project was awarded by the Oklahoma Transportation Commission to Duit Construction Company Inc., of Edmond, in October. This work is in partnership with the City of Stillwater. Work is expected to complete in winter 2023.

Benefits of the Project

The proposed concept includes:

  • Widening the road to provide turn lanes at key locations along US-177

  • Center median to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents.

  • A new, signalized intersection at the driveways for Lowe's and Buffalo Wild Wings. This signal will be between Redbud Drive and Krayler Avenue.

  • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements through a multi-use path along the west side of US-177 and sidewalk along the east side of US-177.

Budget & Funding

  • Year Funded: FY2016

  • Funding Source: Transportation Sales Tax Fund and state and federal transportation dollars

  • City of Stillwater for design, utility relocation and rights of way acquisitions

    • Project Budget: $3.4 million

    • Expenditure to date: $2,944,705

  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation's Construction Budget (from ODOT's 8 Year Plan): $13,390,000

    • US-177: from SH-51 North 3 miles to Lakeview Road in Stillwater.
      Includes Widening five lane section from McElroy to Lakeview
      JP#2986004 FFY 2021 Widening & Resurface

Anticipated Milestones

  • Utility relocation is underway, and ROW is 99% secured.

  • Anticipated Date (Design): Design 100% complete

  • Anticipated Date (Construction): Construction is by ODOT and scheduled for bidding in FY2021

  • Anticipated Date (Completion): Winter 2023

Project Management

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Content Last Reviewed: 1.11.2022