• ODOT adds centerline rumble strips to rural roads across the state

    By: Paris Holmes


    OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - Quick facts:


    • The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is installing centerline rumble strips on rural roads across the state.
    • The strips are rectangular raised areas of pavement along highway center lines that generate a physical vibration in a vehicle when tires drive over them.
    • The noise is supposed to alert distracted drivers that they are driving out of their lanes.
    • The strips also increase center lines’ visibility at night and during inclement weather.
    • The department has installed the strips on 250 miles of highway at an estimated cost of $2.3 million.
    • Next year, they plan to add an additional 220 miles statewide, including in Osage, Wagoner, Cherokee and Haskell counties.

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