$1.2M Wagner Road upgrade proposed

To rehab concrete road, more from SH-4 to Yukon Parkway


By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

City engineers have proposed a $1.2 million upgrade to a section of Wagner Road on Yukon’s north side.

The Yukon City Council will consider a project to rehabilitate Wagner Road between State Highway 4 and Yukon Parkway.

Joe Davis, of TEIM Design, outlined the plan during the council’s Dec. 7th work session. The city engineer referred to flooding that occurs along Wagner Road during heavy rains.

The road is in the floodplain and has been plagued by pavement failures.

“We do have a lot of truck traffic and car traffic out here,” Davis said.

Yukon City Manager Tammy Kretchmar referred to the “heavy” traffic along Wagner Road, especially with improvements that are being done to SH-4.

“We’ve had several requests to try and improve this road,” Kretchmar said.

Recommended improvements to this part of Wagner Road include:

  • Installing a 24-foot-wide, 8-inch-thick section of new concrete pavement;
  • Rehabilitating broken concrete panels and sealing existing joints on the project’s east end;
  • Maintaining the existing road grade (and not elevate) due to existing drainage issues;
  • Correcting the road alignment with a “transition” at Trevor Drive, where there is now a 12-foot “offset” between concrete and asphalt sections;
  • Upgrading gravel driveways to concrete; and
  • Replacing damaged drainage pipes with concrete pipe cross drains.

“The construction cost opinion is $1.2 million,” Davis told city council members.

This Wagner Road project would tie into the Oklahoma Department of Corrections (ODOT)’s ongoing improvements along SH-4 in Yukon city limits.

Funding for the Wagner Road improvements would come from ODOT reimbursements to the City of Yukon for the local share of SH-4 phase one costs.

A second construction phase of the SH-4 project, due to start in spring 2022, will feature a widened road surface from Main Street to Wagner Road and new bridge over Turtle Creek.