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1 The presentation will follow this format: Public HearingImprovement to Interstate 40 From I-240 to the Choctaw Road Interchange Environmental Assessment March 23, 2010 Harmony Christian Church
2 Overview Introduction Project Team Purpose Study Area The presentation will follow this format:OverviewIntroductionProject TeamPurposeStudy AreaWhy This Project is NeededGoals/ObjectivesPreferred AlternativeWhy We Are Here
3 Introduction FHWA ODOT TETRA TECH The presentation will follow this format:IntroductionFHWAODOTTETRA TECH
4 PurposeThe purpose of the project is to address physical deficiencies, congestion, and safety issues on I-40 from theI-240 merge to Choctaw Road.
6 Why This Project is Needed Traffic backs up at the Choctaw Road exitsThe acceleration / deceleration lanes forI-40/I-240 ramps and Choctaw Road aretoo shortLow exit ramp design speeds at Choctaw RoadInadequate vertical sight distancesNo traffic signals on Choctaw RoadHigh accident ratesSubstandard vertical clearance at the bridgeNeed for safe pedestrian and bicycle access
7 Goals / Objectives Improve the safety and operation of I-40 and the InterchangesMinimize Impact to the EnvironmentMeet the Purpose and Needs for the project
8 Preferred Alternative Diamond InterchangeThree lanes per direction (I-40)Auxiliary lanes (I-240)Increased Traffic Storage and Decreased Driver Confusion and Enhance Pedestrian SafetySimplified Construction Sequencing (Approximately 20 months)Traffic signals with dedicated turn lanes
9 Preferred Alternative (Cont.) Choctaw Road widening to five lanes with curb and gutter (include ADA compliant sidewalks)Accommodate Multimodal Facilities (i.e Park-n-Ride, Bicycle Access)Fewer Potential RelocationsAdditional Right-of-WayRetaining Walls
13 Why We Are Here Input on the Preferred Alternative Online comments ( s toWritten - comment forms availableVerbal – record your comments with the Court ReporterComments due by April 23rd.
14 Information Sources Environmental Assessment: 1.2. ODOT Central Office, 200 N.E. 21st Street, Room 3D 2A (2 copies)3. Harmony Christian Church4. Midwest City Public Library5. Choctaw Public LibraryNancy Ashton – ODOTPhone:200 NE 21st StreetOklahoma City, OK 73105Jonathan Heusel – Tetra TechPhone:119 North Robinson AvenueOklahoma City, OK 73102