Oklahoma Department of Transportation— US-77/SH-39 Purcell-Lexington Bridge

In 2019, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) completed a project that was five years in the making —the $38 million Purcell-Lexington Bridge. This new bridge replaces an over 80-year-old two-lane truss bridge that was aging and could no longer accommodate the traffic from this growing community, causing a 45-minute delay to get between the cities of Purcell and Lexington. This modern bridge includes four lanes and widened shoulders for traffic to flow faster, and has a bike-pedestrian path to provide safe transportation options. ODOT worked with environmental stakeholders to perform an environmental review, while also designing the new bridge. Due to the departments successful operations, the project was completed ahead of schedule, creating a faster and safer connection for both communities.