Improvements to the intersection of 151st Street, State Highway 67, and Harvard Ave. in Bixby, OK, were much needed for safety. Before Crossland’s renovations, the intersection was in the middle of a four-lane highway with a speed limit of 65 mph and a stop sign. Not surprisingly, several accidents had occurred.
Our team got to work modifying the intersection. We removed the existing road and poured a new, much wider one with a turn lane. Traffic signals were also added. Crews self-performed a new storm structure, inlets, the storm pipe, earthwork, rock base, subgrade, and one-foot wide, 500 ft. long concrete retaining wall to separate the road from water because the main road ran along a pond.
Given that the City of Bixby was building a school near our construction area, we worked around their timeframe and, during construction, provided an access point for the school driveway. Our team worked hard to ultimately complete construction ahead of schedule to ensure we finished before school started. We were initially scheduled to be finished in July but were able to complete the project in May.
The highway intersection went from two to five lanes and transitions back to two. In addition to being much safer, the improved intersection also added value to the surrounding neighborhoods. The project was completed within budget, and the city was very pleased with our work.