Public invited to discuss future U.S.-69 project in Calera

Press release

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15 at Calera Public Schools Gymnasium, 111 N. Fourth St., to present information and gather public input on a proposed project to improve US-69 from Chickasaw Road. near Calera to the US-70 Bypass near Durant in Bryan County.

This project will help improve safety and efficiency for the significant freight traffic on the US-69/75 corridor by improving rail crossings and upgrading it to a controlled-access highway using on- and off-ramps and one way frontage roads. The existing highway segment has numerous access points, including three signalized intersections and a rail crossing, which create traffic congestion and safety concerns.

A brief presentation will be made on the proposed improvements with ODOT officials available to answer questions following. All project materials will be available online following the meeting at

Major funding for this project will come from a $62 million FASTLANE grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Transportation in June 2016. Construction is tentatively set to begin in FFY 2019.

Submitted by ODOT.

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