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ODOT to sell surplus land, acreage

August 9, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) – Seven parcels of surplus, undeveloped land owned by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation – including a lot in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district – will be sold at auction.

Six of the properties will be on the auction block this month and the seventh will be sold in September. All six of the properties will be sold at auction, by sealed bid, on Aug. 16, starting at 1:30 p.m. The auction will be held at ODOT headquarters, 200 NE 21st St. in Oklahoma City.

The parcels include a 1.66-acre lot at the southeast corner of Lincoln Boulevard and E. Sheridan Avenue in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown district. The minimum starting bid has been set at $2.17 million.

The auction will also include a 3.88-acre parcel at the southwest corner of N. Walnut Avenue and NE 21st Street in the State Capitol complex in Oklahoma City. The minimum starting bid is $603,864.

A 9.25-acre parcel in Rogers County at the northwest corner of E. Pine Street and N. 193rd East Avenue near Catoosa will also be sold. The minimum starting bid is $241,758.

The auction will include a 1.47-acre parcel in Pontotoc County at the northwest corner of E. 32nd Street and State Highway 99, near Ada. The minimum starting bid is $29,500.

A 10.39-acre parcel in Pottawatomie County one-half mile east of the Interstate 40 and SH-102 interchange near McLoud and Shawnee will be sold. The minimum starting bid will be $18,350.

A 0.27-acre plot in Woodward County at the northeast corner of the SH-50 and US-412 intersection in Mooreland will also be sold. The minimum starting bid will be $23,500.

The seventh parcel is 1.1 acres in Muskogee County at the southwest corner of US-62/SH-10 and S. Scott Road, between Fort Gibson and Muskogee, will have a minimum starting bid of $27,500. That piece of property will be sold at auction Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m., also at ODOT’s headquarters in Oklahoma City.

The minimum bids have been set in accordance with fair market valuations established by state certified appraisals, said ODOT Transportation Manager Frank V. Roesler III.

“As highway needs change, not every piece of property remains necessary to serve the department’s needs,” Roesler said.

Highway alignments and routes change, and specific policies occasionally require ODOT to buy more land than is necessary for highway needs, he said.

Transportation Department properties for sale are listed on the agency’s website and bidders can download a bid packet. A bid must be accompanied by a certified check or money order for 10 percent of the submitted bid.

Questions about the bid process should be directed to the Real Property Management Section of ODOT’s Facilities Management Division, at 405-522-5659.

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