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macfoucin
08-10-2017, 11:35 AM
Purcell is a great little town right on I-35 and has a ton of potential. Far too long they have had the small town mentality and have lost out to competitors such as Pauls Valley.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 11:50 AM
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/in-the-zone/article_ee49d4b0-7d18-11e7-a97b-fb777bf8372b.html
Premier Truck Rental coming to Purcell by the lake.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 11:52 AM
Wendy's is coming to Purcell by Braums.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 11:57 AM
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/a-turn-in-the-road/article_4ce7468c-b7e5-11e6-89d3-570c0b229b1f.html
Southbound I-35 on ramp on the North end of Purcell is being discussed between ODOT and the city.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 12:00 PM
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/board-calls-vote/article_1263f45c-7d19-11e7-bc4a-6f98a22dafcc.html
October 10th election to decide on $20 million school bond.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 12:08 PM
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/greenscape-finds-traction/article_4e795c52-8bd9-11e6-b7ca-a314049fa7ba.html
Purcell's Greenscape project is well underway.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 02:13 PM
Rumor is that State Farm office across from Walgreens will be sold and bulldozed for a CVS and will relocate.

Zuplar
08-10-2017, 02:34 PM
FWIW Pauls Valley is way worse than Purcell, not sure why anyone would pick them over Purcell.

Good to hear they are getting with the times, I'm actively trying to get my in-laws to move there instead of Pauls Valley to be closer to us so they can see their Granddaughter more. I think you gave me some ammo.

macfoucin
08-10-2017, 02:49 PM
Purcell gas station and hotel options are horrible for it to be right off of I-35.

macfoucin
09-26-2017, 07:57 AM
Del Rancho on main street has closed.

Roger S
09-26-2017, 08:01 AM
Del Rancho on main street has closed.

Well that sure didn't last long..... I saw they are getting a Wendy's on the south end of town.

Bunty
09-27-2017, 10:57 PM
Rumor is that State Farm office across from Walgreens will be sold and bulldozed for a CVS and will relocate.

WOW, if so, I didn't know Purcell was getting big enough for both a Walgreen's and CVS. Stillwater has had both for not very long.

tfvc.org
09-28-2017, 04:17 PM
WOW, if so, I didn't know Purcell was getting big enough for both a Walgreen's and CVS. Stillwater has had both for not very long.

You have to remember a lot of people from the surrounding towns go to Purcell as well. Lexington and Slaughtervile has a Dollar General and a couple gas stations and that is about it.

macfoucin
10-12-2017, 11:56 AM
Purcell school bond passed http://www.purcellregister.com/news/bond-passes/article_bf1cfffa-aeb4-11e7-a0ec-2b68a79d843f.html

macfoucin
10-12-2017, 12:00 PM
Rodney's Pizza is closing down, heard he is selling to the The Chickasaw Nation.
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/end-of-a-pizza-era-in-purcell/article_bc169e94-aeb7-11e7-a762-87da3ee91b5f.html

macfoucin
08-23-2018, 02:17 PM
Old bridge to Lexington is closed and half of the new lanes are open.
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/end-of-an-era-nance-bridge-closes-new-lanes-open/article_3562ad30-a62c-11e8-ae7b-c7f14000f8ff.html

macfoucin
01-24-2019, 11:32 AM
Purcell is in the early stages of building a new hospital.
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/baby-steps/article_631ae6f2-1f35-11e9-8357-77385484b777.html

macfoucin
07-24-2019, 07:59 AM
Grand opening of the bridge to Lexington is on 7/26.
https://www.ok.gov/odot/Purcell_Lexi...e_project.html

macfoucin
09-17-2019, 11:26 AM
Holiday Inn at exit 91 will be open Oct 17th. Construction has been very slow but is almost complete. This is Purcell's first modern/decent hotel. Yay

macfoucin
09-24-2019, 10:05 AM
Purcell and ODOT are working together to add an interchange at I-35 and Hwy 74 (Grant St.). This would add southbound I-35 access on the North end of Purcell which has long been discussed. It's not on the ODOT 8 year plan so still a ways out. I wish they could figure out how to utilize the existing exit 95 which is a mile North rather than add a new interchange.

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Plutonic Panda
09-24-2019, 07:42 PM
This is great news. I wish they would move the left exits to the right. OkDOT needs more funding and it would be nice to see more funds allocated to them and the gas tax strictly used for road and freeways only along with another gas tax increase.

macfoucin
11-11-2019, 12:40 PM
Holiday Inn Express opening has been pushed out to Jan 30th, 2020.

Domino's Pizza has opened on the South end by Walmart.

macfoucin
01-08-2020, 10:51 AM
Holiday Inn Express opening has been delayed to March 31st.

macfoucin
01-23-2020, 09:36 AM
According to their FB page 'The Shed Grill' is opening Feb 1st. It's on the North side of town in the old KFC.

macfoucin
01-30-2020, 10:23 AM
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/the-pulse-of-pmh/article_1e8f0790-42be-11ea-8815-57adc17bb135.html
Preliminary groundbreaking for new hospital February 7

Bunty
01-30-2020, 11:32 AM
http://www.purcellregister.com/news/the-pulse-of-pmh/article_1e8f0790-42be-11ea-8815-57adc17bb135.html
Preliminary groundbreaking for new hospital February 7

“There will be no surgical suite.” What's a hospital without surgery? Just a clinic, which happens to have an emergency room.

Jersey Boss
01-30-2020, 07:47 PM
The new Integris Hospital in Moore is set up the same way. More surgeries than ever are being performed in out patient facilities. Advances in procedures have dramatically reduced in patient surgery needs. This facility in Purcell will be an improvement for folks in Purcell as well as Pauls Valley. Unlike clinics there will be inpatient rooms for those deemed to need an overnight stay's not requiring surgery.

Plutonic Panda
03-04-2020, 10:48 PM
On the Lexington side OkDOT just awarded contracts to widen US-77 to 4 lanes with turning lanes a few miles north of the city part of an initiative to widen the overall corridor to 5 lanes.

I wonder if there is enough room to widen it to 4 lanes through Lexington itself.

macfoucin
06-22-2020, 10:14 AM
City limits map can be found at https://www.cityofpurcell.com/275/Purcell-City-Limits-Map

Both sides of exit 98 are in Purcell city limits. Currently there are abandoned gas stations here and an RV dealership. I'm hoping someday a nice gas station will come here.

macfoucin
06-22-2020, 10:14 AM
http://mapview-mcclain.com/ is also a good resource for property lookup in McClain County.

macfoucin
10-20-2020, 08:08 AM
According to their FB page 'The Shed Grill' is opening Feb 1st. It's on the North side of town in the old KFC. The Shed has permanently closed. They cited decreased business due to Covid-19 as the reason.

SEMIweather
10-20-2020, 11:23 AM
The Shed has permanently closed. They cited decreased business due to Covid-19 as the reason.

Rough time to open a new restaurant for sure.

macfoucin
01-27-2021, 06:34 PM
https://kfor.com/news/local/odot-seeks-public-input-on-proposed-i-35-interchange-at-sh-74-in-purcell/

https://cpyengineering.wixsite.com/i35purcell

macfoucin
01-28-2021, 11:54 AM
I think ODOT and Purcell is missing the boat on adding an interchange to Grant Street. This will greatly increase traffic thru the school zone. They need to improve/extend 230th street to I-35 and add the interchange there.

Scott5114
01-28-2021, 08:14 PM
Extending 230th Street into the existing interchange at exit 95 would be rather more complex and expensive, probably involving realigning the existing I-35 mainline and/or constructing a new bridge. Adding an interchange at Grant—which is State Highway 74, which is probably the main reason the project is proposed there—involves just adding ramps between the surface road and the Interstate, which is considerably cheaper.

macfoucin
03-23-2021, 02:26 PM
Cafe Pho recently opened on Main Street, have some friends who say it's very good.

macfoucin
03-23-2021, 02:30 PM
Los Dos Amigos is supposedly coming back to Purcell at the old KFC/The Shed building on the North side of town. This will be the fourth sit down Mexican restaurant in Purcell.

Plutonic Panda
11-02-2021, 02:29 PM
Purcell and ODOT are working together to add an interchange at I-35 and Hwy 74 (Grant St.). This would add southbound I-35 access on the North end of Purcell which has long been discussed. It's not on the ODOT 8 year plan so still a ways out. I wish they could figure out how to utilize the existing exit 95 which is a mile North rather than add a new interchange.

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Alternative 3 has been chosen which is a full diamond interchange and retains the existing loop ramp north of grant street. It also includes a full reconstruction of a significant portion of grant street with sidewalks.

Project is schedule to begin 2025.

https://oklahoma.gov/odot/programs-and-projects/public-meetings-and-hearings/20210127.html

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Plutonic Panda
11-11-2021, 09:38 PM
^^^^ yep and here is the press release: https://oklahoma.gov/odot/citizen/newsroom/2021/november/preferred-alternative-announced-for-future-i-35-interchange-at-s.html

macfoucin
11-12-2021, 08:18 AM
They left the SB I-35 left hand exit at existing exit 95. I wish they would have removed this and reworked this interchange instead of adding a new one a mile down the road.

macfoucin
12-16-2021, 12:10 PM
Kickapoo Turnpike expansion to Purcell area http://purcellregister.com/stories/turnpike-expansion-to-purcell-area,34520

Plutonic Panda
12-16-2021, 12:12 PM
This is great but I really fail to see how this would be a true bypass for the OKC Metro without an extension by NE Edmond to connect to I-35 near Guthrie. For traffic destined to NE I-44 sure.

jedicurt
12-16-2021, 12:29 PM
This is great but I really fail to see how this would be a true bypass for the OKC Metro without an extension by NE Edmond to connect to I-35 near Guthrie. For traffic destined to NE I-44 sure.

i mean it's a true bypass for all traffic except I35 norh of OKC, and I-40 west of OKC... but it's a good 2/3rds of it and a completely bypass for Tulsa -Dallas traffic

MagzOK
12-16-2021, 02:43 PM
This is great but I really fail to see how this would be a true bypass for the OKC Metro without an extension by NE Edmond to connect to I-35 near Guthrie. For traffic destined to NE I-44 sure.

I read somewhere that the Kickapoo 'pike would be extended north and would go just to the south of Luther and follow along Coon creek and and go up to the south Guthrie interchange of I-35 and US77. I can't remember where I read that, however.

Plutonic Panda
12-16-2021, 02:52 PM
I read somewhere that the Kickapoo 'pike would be extended north and would go just to the south of Luther and follow along Coon creek and and go up to the south Guthrie interchange of I-35 and US77. I can't remember where I read that, however.
That would be awesome! They need to at least secure ROW if they want to have a shot at this though given east Edmond is booming with housing developments.

MagzOK
12-16-2021, 03:05 PM
That would be awesome! They need to at least secure ROW if they want to have a shot at this though given east Edmond is booming with housing developments.

Yeah I've been trying to recall where I read that because it was a pretty detailed possibility. I thought it was in the paper at one point back during the construction of the current stretch of Kickapoo. I can't seem to find it now with a quick search.

Scott5114
12-18-2021, 01:49 AM
i mean it's a true bypass for all traffic except I35 norh of OKC, and I-40 west of OKC... but it's a good 2/3rds of it and a completely bypass for Tulsa -Dallas traffic

Tulsa–Dallas traffic can already bypass OKC by using US-75→SH-375→US-69.

Plutonic Panda
12-18-2021, 08:13 AM
Tulsa–Dallas traffic can already bypass OKC by using US-75→SH-375→US-69.
That’s what I was thinking as well. Plus if the state cares so much about Tulsa-Dallas traffic then they would extend I-45 to Tulsa(which should be done anyways).

macfoucin
02-22-2022, 02:33 PM
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macfoucin
02-22-2022, 02:33 PM
^ mind blown

macfoucin
08-02-2022, 04:57 PM
Starbucks is supposedly going in at the Walmart parking lot. Currently under construction.

macfoucin
10-06-2022, 02:35 PM
Starbucks is supposed to open December 5th.

macfoucin
11-04-2022, 02:39 PM
The new hospital opened this week.

https://purcellregister.com/stories/new-pmh-open-for-business,43207