Traffic study in Calera nears completion

By: Mystic Matthews Email
By: Mystic Matthews Email

Calera, OK -- A traffic study of Highway 69/75 in Calera is nearing completion, and Oklahoma Department of Transportation says it looks like stop lights will be necessary.

The possible locations for those signals are at McKennon and Main Street right along 69/75.

Brian Taylor with ODOT says although the traffic study is not complete, they have collected some data including the number of trucks traveling the highway, and the volume of both northbound and southbound traffic.

But some Calera residents say drivers would run a stop light, just like they run stop signs.

Taylor says the traffic study should be complete within two months, then ODOT will give it's recommendations to the Calera City Council, and figure out how best to proceed.


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  • by midniteryder Location: Sherman on Apr 7, 2008 at 04:29 PM
    Sounds like a traffic signal would be the cheap alternative- doesn't ODOT have the monet to build an overpass and diamond interchange or two? And no, Nick from Durant, blocking all access from the access roads across 69/75 is wrong, especially for safety reasons. I drive "Speed Trap Alley" (oops, I meant US69) regularly, and keep an eye on my speed so I don't help the economies of the local towns in the wrong way. Another thing to try, fellow motorists- stay off the darn cell phones, plug your eyes into your brains, and be alert behind the wheel.
  • by Me Location: Denison on Apr 4, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    Clara: There wouldn't be a "speed trap" if people didn't speed. The speed limit signs aren't there for decorations.
  • by jo Location: oklahoma on Apr 4, 2008 at 10:11 AM
    you know what it will take to get those stop lights....for some government official of durant or calera to have a wreck...isnt that why we finally got that light down there by the casino??...
  • by Clara Location: sherman on Apr 4, 2008 at 09:49 AM
    I always drive the speed limit in Calera, it's a speed trap.
  • by Diana Crumley Location: Madill on Apr 4, 2008 at 08:28 AM
    I went to school in Calera in the 70's and that area was dangerous and its taken THIS long to do something...
  • by Me Location: Denison on Apr 4, 2008 at 07:28 AM
    If you are driving the speed limit you won't have a problem stopping for a red light. I have never seen any one driving the speed limit thru Calera.
  • by Anonymous Location: Denison on Apr 4, 2008 at 07:10 AM
    I don't live in OK, but most of my family is from there so I travel the OK highways a lot. My questions is - How many more people have to get hurt or die before a real solution is made?
  • by Mork Location: Ork on Apr 4, 2008 at 05:55 AM
    Can you say overpass? Only in Oklahoma (more spacific - Calara) would they put up stop lights in the middle of the busiest highways in the area. As Fred Sanford would say "Hello Dummy".
  • by dave Location: oklahoma on Apr 3, 2008 at 09:50 PM
    When they install the stop lights, if they would, put caution lights up before the stop light. When the stop light is going to change to red, have the caution light start flashing, giving the motorist warning that the green light is about to change to red. I have seen this in other states, and it seems to work GREAT. As it is now, when you are approaching a signal light on a major highway, you are not sure if it is going to turn red on you before you get to the intersection or not. Maybe the DOT will take this into consideration.
  • by Nick Location: Durant on Apr 3, 2008 at 09:20 PM
    Maybe if the people in Calera weren't so brain dead stupid, they might learn to read a stop sign. If you are all so worried about the dangerous roads, then all the streets that cross 75 should be blocked off. Make the people go up to Choctaw to cross to the other side of town for a while, maybe you idiots would learn how to drive. I can't believe that I can drive from the nearly the center of Oklahoma to the tip of Texas, and the only stop light I would hit is at Choctaw. Somehow the rest of the world managed to figure out how to build a town around a highway, but not Calera. Maybe Calera should hire more ticket writers, I mean cops, to make some more money off the highway. Take that revenue we all know Calera cops can generate when they sit on the highway all day, and build a bridge over the highway. Why should the rest of the state be inconvenienced for the brain-dead town of Calera?
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