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Bryan County highway project ready to roll

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An artist's rendering of the new intersection of US 69/75 and Choctaw Road. (Oklahoma DOT) An artist's rendering of the new intersection of US 69/75 and Choctaw Road. (Oklahoma DOT)

CALERA, Okla. -- After years of planning, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation scheduled a meeting Tuesday evening to brief residents about a crucial highway project in Bryan County.

Work is about to begin on expanding US 69/75 from US 70 in Durant south four miles through Calera to Chickasaw Road.

It will make US 69/75 more like a freeway, creating much-needed on- and off-ramps, eliminating traffic lights that create traffic and cause accidents.

The $150 million project will include one-way frontage roads and a new bridge to carry street traffic over a Union Pacific rail line.

This is a huge step to improve the commercial corridor on US 69/75, with almost half the price tag covered by a $62 million federal FASTLANE grant awarded back in 2016.

Motorists can expect to see workers in the area and potential lane closures within the next few weeks.


Map of the US 69/75 project (Oklahoma Department of Transportation)US 69/75 expansion project

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