Petition circulating in Muskogee opposing Highway 69 realignment proposal

Posted at 10:45 PM, Jan 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-31 23:45:28-05

A Muskogee man is starting a movement to tell the Oklahoma Department of Transportation 'no' to a plan to realign a stretch of Highway 69 west of town.

A proposal by ODOT to move the highway away from a booming hotel and business corridor is drawing concern from the community.

Gerald Miller didn't make it to the packed meeting in December 2017 about the realignment proposal, but he's trying to make sure people against the project have their voices heard.

Miller launched the website in response to ODOT's plan.

”The impact that it would have to reroute it would be devastating to the community. It would cause hundreds of job losses,” said Miller.

People who want the highway realignment to happen want it for improved safety and less traffic lights.

Miller plans to hand the signatures over to state lawmakers, Governor Fallin and ODOT.

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