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Posted on: May 11, 2018

Public invited to learn more about Main Street Bikeway

South Main Street

The City of Broken Arrow will hold an informational meeting about the Main Street Bikeway project at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 22, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 220 S. 1st St. Residents and business owners in the area will learn more about the progress on the project and the changes that will be coming.


The Main Street Bikeway project is administrated by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) as part of the Indian Nations Council of Governments’ (INCOG) GO Plan. The $504,000 project is primarily funded through a $378,000 federal Transportation Alternatives Grant. The remaining funding is from the Parks and Recreation Department’s capital fund.


What:       Main Street Bikeway Public Meeting

When:      6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 22

Where:    Council Chambers

City Hall

220 S. 1st St.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Bikeway is planned to begin on the south side of Main Street at Washington (91st) Street and lead north past Houston (81st) Street, through the Rose District and turn through the adjoining neighborhood before connecting with Kenosha (71st) Street. A connection to Arrowhead Park will also be made, and the trail around the park will be resurfaced as part of the project.
  • Areas where Main Street is currently four lanes will be reduced to three vehicle traffic lanes – one in each direction plus a center turn lane – and a green-painted bike lane in each direction. Traffic counts done by the City indicate three lanes of traffic is sufficient for Main Street.
  • Angled parking by Veterans Park will be reconfigured to be back-in parking, as a safety measure, so cyclists will be more visible to drivers about to pull out.
  • From Houston to Elgin Street, bicycle and vehicle traffic will share lanes. This portion of the bike path will be indicated by shared lane markers, known as “sharrows,” along the road surface, as well as the signage all along the Bikeway.
  • Once past Elgin, bike lanes will be reestablished until the path turns east at Midway Street. From there, the path turns north again at 4th Street and terminates at Kenosha. Through the neighborhood streets on Midway and 4th, the road will again be shared lanes between bicycles and vehicles.
  • An alternate bike route at Houston will be established along 1st Street between Fort Worth and Midway Streets so cyclists can choose to avoid heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic through the Rose District.
  • No major construction is needed on Main Street. The work primarily includes restriping the roadway and adding signage. The City will notify the public of any lane closures while the work is completed.
  • Work on the Bikeway is planned to begin late summer 2018.

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