ODOT Plans Redesign of Deadly Intersection in Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced plans to completely redesign an intersection where six teenagers lost their lives in a horrific car crash last year.
The intersection where Highways Three, 77, and 22 meet in town has already undergone some safety measures, including restriping, rumble strips, and lowered speed limits, but a total redesign is now in the works.
ODOT has selected a consultant firm based in Oklahoma City to evaluate the area and propose possible alternatives to the intersection.
However, the process is expected to take time, with more public hearings scheduled for the end of this year, and the final plans to be in place by early 2024.
ODOT hopes to start work on the project in three years.
The crash that claimed the lives of the six teenagers last year drew attention from Governor Kevin Stitt and even country music singer Blake Shelton.
ODOT urges motorists to exercise caution while driving through the intersection until the redesign is completed.