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Local Law Enforcement Cooperate for Safety Corridors THIS NEWS ITEM EXPIRED 9/1/2012 AND IS NO LONGER ACTIVE AND MAY NOT REFLECT CURRENT INFORMATION! THIS INFORMATION IS FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY!
Highway safety and construction officials, along with law enforcement officers, have announced the first of three highway safety corridor projects across the state.
The corridors were identified by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation as high-crash areas, based on the study of crash data from the past five years. The Pottawatomie County target area includes portions of I-40 and highways 102, 18 and 177.
Participating agencies include the Shawnee and Tecumseh police departments, the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, as well as the OHSO and the ODOT.
Law enforcement officers will focus on impaired driving, speeding, seat belt and child car seat violations and other traffic safety issues in the corridor areas.
Other corridors are located in Payne County and Cherokee County. Kickoff events at those sites will take place at a later date.
Our goal is to save lives by focusing our efforts on these high-risk areas, said Garry Thomas, OHSO director. ODOT will be installing new signs in these areas to let drivers know they’re in a highway safety corridor and that law enforcement will apply a no-tolerance policy on unsafe traffic violations.
Collision data from the corridor projects will be evaluated regularly in order to measure progress, Thomas said.
If you're thinking about starting a construction project?
Be sure to check on the necessary permits and licenses. Call the Code Enforcement Division at 405-878-1666 if you have questions regarding City Building Codes. Zoning issues are handled by the Community Development Division
Residential or "Garage" Sales require a permit too. The cost is $10.00 for a 2 day permit and you are allowed 3 sales a year. The price includes 3 signs. They can be obtained at 222 N Broadway and you can call 405-878-1616 if you have any questions. Your sale will be Listed Here for free as well.
The City issues numerous other permits and licenses. If in doubt, call the Planning and Building Department at one of the above numbers.
Need to Report Nuisance Property?
You can view and report high grass and weeds, inoperative cars, derelict cars, or vacant buildings, online at the Action Center or call 405-878-1602.
Several assistance programs are available to help ensure that our citizens are able to afford quality housing. The City's CDBG Urban Renewal Office administers loan and grant programs for emergency repairs and home improvement.