The Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) provides federal transportation funding
for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives, including pedestrian and
bicycle facilities, community improvement activities, safe routes to school projects and other
related activities. ODOT staff along with members of the Transportation Alternative Advisory
Committee reviewed and scored 135 applications. The ODOT Transportation Commission, at
their April 3, 2023, meeting awarded 61 projects totaling $51,864,585. Ten projects received
approval by the Commission in the Southwest Oklahoma Regional Transportation Planning
Organization (SORTPO) region.
City of Weatherford – Lyle Road from Sand Plum trail and the splash pad through
Radar Park to Lawter Road connecting to the new Lyle Road, then Logan Road to Shooting
Stars Park, then Jim Cobb Drive from Logan to Main Street (Rt. 66) and west to existing
sidewalk system (in front of Western Technology Center). Total project cost is $2,110,000.
City of Elk City – Streetscape on S Main Street from 5th Street to 7th Street
Intersection. Total project cost is $1,955,316.
City of Thomas – Sidewalk on Missouri St., From Broadway St. / SH-33 to Thomas Fay
Custer Schools and on Orient Ave. from Missouri St. to 6th St. and Sewell Park. Total project
cost is $974,225.
Town of Canute – Route 66 from 1st street to 9th street and one block east to the city
park. Total project cost is $744,000.
City of Anadarko – Trail on Central Boulevard (US 62) from East Seventh Street (SH
8) to Mission Street (US 62) Total project cost is $850,000.
City of Duncan – Whisenant Park to Beech Ave to Alice Drive to the intersection with
Heritage Trails Phase 1a. Phase 1b also includes signage and pavement markings on W. Pine
Avenue from Whisenant Park east to US 81. Total project cost is $1,734,757.
City of Duncan – Pine St. from US 81 to Whisenant Park. Total project cost is $827,799.
City of Duncan – Trail from E. Chestnut Avenue from D Avenue east to Eastland Drive.
Total project cost is $482,306.
City of Chickasha – Trail at 9th Street & Ron Terry Drive and creates a loop around
Shannon Springs Lake. $1,801,355.
Town of Central High – Sidewalk on Broncho Road from 7-mile road to the school.
Total project cost is $250,000.
In addition to projects awarded to municipalities within the regional transportation
planning region the City of Lawton/Metropolitan Planning Organization application for E. Gore
Boulevard from Flower Mound Road to 51st Street totaling $1,585,133 was also approved by
The TAP funds will help strengthen local governments and improve quality of life in
southwest Oklahoma. For more information about South Western Oklahoma Development
Authority (SWODA) and SORTPO and Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments
(ASCOG), please visit: www.swoda.org and www.sortpo.org and www.ascog.org.