OK: SH-33 Project



OK: SH-33 Project
SH-33 in Perkins, OK

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s quick response to the identification of unexpectedly unstable soil helped ODOT finish a $17 million project more than a week ahead of schedule.

The State Highway 33 Project realigned seven miles of the highway, adding shoulders and adding drainage structures in preparation of a future project to increase the highway to four lanes. The project also removed two substandard curves, replaced two bridges, and increased the length of passing lanes.

Several portions of the new alignment contained areas of very unstable sand, acting like quicksand for the equipment around the area. Acting quickly, ODOT was able to devise a way to secure the underlying road and, against all odds, opened nine days ahead of schedule.

 

OK: SH-33 Project

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s