Road projects to slow traffic on Fort Sill
Several road projects will be starting soon at Fort Sill, including some that will reduce the number of lanes available to traffic.
The repaving of Thomas Road, the east-west road south of the Fort Sill Federal Credit Union that Lawtonians often take to homecoming or departure ceremonies at Rinehart Fitness Center, will start Sunday as a Directorate of Public Works (DPW) Construction Branch project. There will always be one lane open and traffic will be controlled with barricades and flagmen. The project will consist of milling two inches of existing asphalt, repairing any base failures and laying two inches of new asphalt. The project duration is from Sunday through May 3.
Sheridan Road will be limited to one lane of traffic in each direction between Fort Sill Boulevard and Craig Road beginning Monday and continuing for about three months.
Workers will create a howitzer trail that runs from the new Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense (THAAD) training facility to Howitzer Trail on the north side of Sheridan Road. Once it's complete, the new trail will have a 20-foot-wide concrete crossing and a set of traffic lights that will be activated only when the trail is being used.