VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) will host a virtual open house to present the proposed alternatives for the Fox Lane (EW-122) and SH-4 intersection improvement project located three miles south of the SH-37 and SH-4 intersection in Grady County, Oklahoma. This open house will be a web-based format (no in-person meeting). The information will be available beginning April 13, 2022 and comments are requested by April 27, 2022.
The purpose of the virtual open house is to introduce the public to the proposed project, provide details on the various alternatives being considered, and to solicit input.
The purpose for the proposed project is to enhance safety, improve traffic operations, and accommodate the anticipated increase in traffic along SH-4.
ODOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is evaluating options to improve safety at the intersection of Fox Lane (EW-122) and SH-4 located three miles south of the SH-37 and SH-4 intersection in Grady County, Oklahoma. This existing segment of SH-4 is a two-lane open section highway with 12-foot-wide driving lanes and 2-foot-wide paved shoulders. The intersection has dedicated left and right turn lanes from north- and southbound SH-4 onto Fox Lane, and traffic is controlled onto SH-4 by stop signs. The current traffic volume on SH-4 is 8,740 vehicles per day (vpd), and is expected to increase to 15,900 vpd by 2050.
ODOT is evaluating several options for improving this intersection while taking into consideration the cost of construction, right-of-way and utilities impacts, and environmental constraints. ODOT studied three fundamental alternatives with several variations—Alternative 1 includes at-grade modifications, Alternative 2 includes the construction of a low-speed roundabout, and Alternative 3 includes a grade-separated interchange where Fox Lane passes over SH-4 or SH-4 passes over Fox Lane.