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.
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.
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.
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
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
Content Last Reviewed: 1.11.2022