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Posted on: August 14, 2018

ODOT begins work on Bertha Parker Bypass

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – On July 9, a project for Bertha Parker Bypass began that will include milling, overlays and striping of the bypass.


Barry Orendorff, resident manager for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation said although the job began in July, the contractor hadn’t started work yet. But the work time allotted is 90 calendar days and will consist of two projects.


“The project, which is actually two projects tied together, will start at the Walmart intersection and run to Downing Street with the second project running from just west of the hospital to the dollar general,” he said. “APAC Central, Inc. has the contract for the work with state forces overseeing the work.”


Work along these two roads will consist of milling and an overlay on the first project, and milling and an overlay on part of the second project and just an overlay on the rest, Orendorff added.


“Both projects will have traffic stripe and the loop detector wire for the traffic signals will be replaced,” he added.


Mayor Jason Nichols said he is extremely grateful to the state for these improvements.


“We know these street improvements are important to our growing community,” said Nichols. “The projects will be a wonderful enhancement to our current infrastructure. And as Tahlequah continues to grow, we will continue to provide better and adequate roads for the residents and visitors of this great community.”


Nichols added that the city continues to ask for patience during the last leg of the current road work projects.



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