Dwight Mission Rd: I-40 to Pinhook Corners (under construction)
This project widened and resurfaced 5.5 miles of roadway and replaced a small culvert with a new 91.5 ft PC beam span bridge.
A tribal stompground is located near the north end of the project. The roadway needed to be kept open at certain times of the year to ensure access to the stompground. Environmental notes were added to the plans, as well as a detailed traffic control plan with a combination of shooflys and detours.
During the environmental studies, a civil war site was discovered. GUY quickly modified the design and tightened the right of way limits so as to not impact this historic site. In addition, a slight re-alignment of the road occurred near a home to avoid a costly relocation
The GUY land acquisition team provided the following services for 26 parcels:
- Verify and contact property owners
- Coordinate appraisals and appraisal reviews
- Coordinate title work and title curative
- Prepare and make offers
- Negotiate with property owners and close on property
To meet the project’s tight funding time frame. GUY used multiple appraisers and reviewers to speed up the right of way process.
Project Management and Scheduling
This project was jointly funded through federal Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds, state County Improvements for Roads and Bridges funds, and Cherokee Nation funds. Because STP funds have to be used by a certain date, project management was crucial. Delays were avoided by pre-planning and continual communication.
Dwight Mission Rd: I-40 to Pinhook Corners
Grade, drain, surface, and bridge
Sequoyah County and Cherokee Nation
Sequoyah County, OK
Bridge and roadway geometrics and design
Hydrology and hydraulics
Utility relocation coordination
Right of way acquisition
Right of way mapping
Right of way determination and documentation
Stormwater pollution prevention plan
Traffic control design