pictured left to right: Commissioner Steve Hendrix (Rogers County), Brandon Huxford (APWA), Rebecca Alvarez (GUY Engineering), Commissioner Dan DeLozier (Rogers County), Bill Cyganovich (APWA), John Blickensderfer (GUY Engineering, Terry Hughes (Rogers County)

The new design of N 193rd East Ave in Rogers County recently received the 2018 Outstanding Engineering Achievement award from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers and a Silver award in Transportation from the Oklahoma chapter of the American Public Works Association. The project was designed by Guy Engineering Services and constructed by Sherwood Construction, both of Tulsa, OK.

N 193rd East Ave is a major collector roadway that connects Owasso, and a high-end housing development to SH-266, SH-167, and the Port of Catoosa. The original two-lane roadway was inadequate for the traffic level and required frequent maintenance. In addition, the lack of shoulders and steep grade caused safety concerns.

GUY designed a new, safer roadway that has two 12 ft lanes, a center turn lane/passing lane, and 4 ft shoulders. The project included widening N 193rd East Ave from Port Rd to the north 0.5 miles.

Working with Rogers County District 1 Commissioner Steve Hendrix, GUY analyzed multiple alignment options in order to avoid a high-pressure natural gas transmission line, an 18-inch waterline, three City of Tulsa raw water lines, a cell phone tower, and several high-dollar properties. The chosen alignment cut through approximately 70ft of limestone and shale and required the replacement of the three raw waterlines. Special coordination with City of Tulsa and the natural gas pipeline company was required.