The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved a $24 million contract to widen a portion of State Highway 33 in Logan County to four lanes.
The next phase in widening the SH-33 corridor to four lanes will be between Langston and Western Ave. just west of US-177 in Payne County.
SH-33 traffic is estimated at 6,900 vehicles on average per day.
Work is expected to begin in late summer 2023 with anticipated completion by fall 2025, weather permitting. OBC Inc. was awarded the bid.
This phase will add four bridges and the earthwork to build the roadbed for the additional two lanes. The bridges will be over the Cimarron River, Fitzgerald Creek, Wildhorse Creek, and the Wildhorse Creek overflow.
The two new lanes will be completed in a second project currently scheduled for FFY 2025 at an estimated nearly $29 million.
These two projects combined will complete the widening of the corridor between Perkins and Guthrie, which provides a second, four-lane alternate route to and from Stillwater. The projects also will improve safety, visibility, and site distance for traffic traveling SH-33.
Transportation officials said most of this work will occur parallel to the existing highway. Motorists should be watchful for heavy equipment entering and exiting the highway.