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Let’s talk about our streets: City Council meeting Monday, Aug. 5

Released:Jul 26, 2019

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>> To speak at City Council, fill out a Request to Speak form online by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 or in person at the Municipal Building before the meeting begins.

>> Council is still seeking feedback: Complete the online Transportation Projects Input Form

(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / July 26, 2019) — Stillwater City Council will discuss and possibly make decisions about funding specific transportation projects for fiscal year 2020 and future fiscal years at the Aug. 5 meeting. Residents may still provide feedback by requesting to speak or completing an online form.  

City Council meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 in the Council Hearing Room at the Stillwater Municipal Building (723 S. Lewis St.). To speak, complete a Request to Speak from online by 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5 or in person at the Municipal Building before the meeting begins.

Council will consider, but is not limited to, the following projects:

  • Remainder of the 5-year Pavement Management plan (FY21, FY22, FY23 and FY24)

  • Husband Street Bike Corridor project

  • 6th Avenue / SH-51 ODOT improvements project

  • Potential funding sources for projects, such as general obligation bonds or a dedicated sales tax

  • Multimodal transportation

This meeting is a follow-up to the June 10 Transportation Town Hall, where residents, councilors and staff discussed the past, present and future of transportation in Stillwater.

To view the new Interactive Infrastructure map, go to http://stw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=53abd8a40b374e47bef752cd336271b5

“We want residents to know transportation infrastructure is a priority, and we are making improvements with your taxpayer dollars as efficiently and wisely as possible,” City Manager Norman McNickle said. “We encourage you to join us on Aug. 5 to learn about the process and the factors your city officials face when making these crucial decisions.”

The meeting will broadcast live on Suddenlink channel 14 and AT&T U-verse channel 99. It will also livestream via YouTube Live at https://www.youtube.com/c/CityofStillwaterTV/live.

To learn more about Stillwater’s transportation issues, listen to City Engineering Director Monty Karns on the City’s podcast FYI Stillwater, episode 20. http://stillwater.org/page/home/government/civic-engagement-initiatives

The City is responsible for the following:

  • 440+ lane miles of asphalt and concrete pavements.

  • 28 bridges 

  • 65 signalized intersections, which include traffic signals for all approach lanes and turn lanes, hardware for operation and communication between signals.

  • 8,000+ traffic signs including stop signs, speed limits, street names and advisory signs.

  • 30+ miles of bike facilities, including share the road routes and bike lanes.

  • Oklahoma State Highway 51 (6th Avenue) & U.S. Route 177 (Perkins Road)??

  • ?The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is responsible for enhancing and repairing SH-51 and US-177 (Perkins Road, and Washington Street from Airport to Richmond).

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