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Broken Arrow traffic study underway

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Reported by: Ron Terrell
Updated: 10/14/2013 5:32 pm Published: 10/14/2013 3:50 pm

Broken Arrow is the fourth-largest city in Oklahoma and still growing.

As the population rises, so do the number of traffic issues.

The city of Broken Arrow has hired traffic engineering consultants to update a 2008 study as part of the city's transportation master plan.

The study is being paid for with budgeted funds from the sales tax capital improvement fund.

FOX23's Ron Terrell dug into the 19-page agreement and found the $64,000 study will reexamine Broken Arrow traffic counts and turning movements.

The hired consultants will collect data from about 70 intersections, including those on borderline streets, like Garnett, which marks the Tulsa/BA city limits.

The goal is to make traffic move as smoothly as possible as the city continues to grow.

"Since I moved back up here from Tampa, Fla., y'all got it good here," said Deanna Hughes, a Broken Arrow resident that doesn't see traffic as an issue.

"Some of the lights are not in sync... and you sit there forever before they change... turn signals sometimes are real slow," said Sue Atkinson, a resident ready for traffic changes.

The final report from the study is scheduled to be submitted to the city on Feb. 28.

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