November 2022, Eastern Ave. project between SE 19th to SE 4th will begin which includes widening, resurfacing, landscaping, and sidewalk/trail. Signals will be upgraded to radar detection at Eastern/SE 19th and Eastern/SE 4th. Eastern Ave. will remain open to traffic during this construction. Construction will begin on the northbound lanes. The existing northbound lanes will be closed. Traffic will be shifted to the current southbound lanes and will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Access to side roads and businesses along this corridor will remain open during construction which is expected to be complete the first quarter of 2024.
Additional project on Eastern from SE 4th to NE 9th, where it will tie into the NE 12th street project, is forthcoming.
$27.9 million in General Obligations bonds were approved in June of 2018 for the 4th Street Railroad Underpass project. There are multiple phases to this project and there is no deadline for the project completion. The 90% engineering plans have been submitted to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) and BNSF Railroad for their review. The City is currently in the property acquisition phase which originally started in 2020 with appraising the properties impacted by the project. 75% of the properties needed for construction of the project have been obtained.
Turner Ave widening and reconstruction project began April 15th of 2022 with the improvements to the drainage system and the addition of a concrete box structure. Turner Ave road work will consist of a new concrete street section with bike lanes in each direction and sidewalks on each side of the street. This project also includes water and sewer improvements which have already been completed. Anticipated completion of Turner Ave reconstruction is late November of 2022, weather permitting. This project must take place in order to provide adequate detour options once 4th Street closes for the underpass construction.
Currently, the underpass construction project is scheduled to begin August of 2023 per the ODOT construction plan report. The project is expected to take 2 years to complete.
It’s important to remember that we are only issuing the bonds as they are needed. To date, $8.2 million of the total $27.9 million has been issued for engineering costs, property acquisition, and reconstruction of Turner Ave. The City has approved an agreement (Resolution No. 988(21)) with ODOT and BNSF where ODOT will provide up to $15M in funding for this project, a portion of which was awarded through a RAISE grant. This agreement makes it much less likely that we will issue the full amount of $27.9 million for this project. However, how much less we cannot say at this time. All unissued bonds would therefore not show up on the property tax rolls.
Update: One lane of Nottingham Way is now open.
West side is complete and the east side construction is forthcoming.
Beginning (10/3) traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Norman St. and Telephone Rd. The eastbound lanes will be the first lanes to be closed down. After completion, the westbound lanes will be closed.
Project time is 120 days weather permitting and will be constructed 1/2 a lane at a time to replace the box structure at Little River Park. This is an Oklahoma Department of Transportation project.
UPDATE 09/30, Beginning 10/03, traffic from the Broadmoore Heights Add. will need to come and go from the South direction only. Traffic North of the Broadmoore Heights Add. to SE 19th Street will be closed to thru traffic.
S. Bryant Ave. will be reconstructed between SE 19th and SE 34th. Milling of the surface is scheduled to begin on August 17, then stabilization and 8” of asphalt will occur via Cleveland County crews. There will be 200’ of concrete poured on the east/west/south legs of the intersection at SE 19th.
The project will be completed ½ mile at a time, beginning with the south leg and extending up to the entrance to the new Broadmoore Estates. The road will be closed to thru traffic, see a change in traffic above.
The expected completion of the project is 90 days from August 17, weather permitting.
In design phase currently with expected start in FY2023.
In the final months of a year-long construction project, the bulk of construction for the SE lift station is expected to be completed by late summer of 2022. A separate project installing lines to allow access to the lift station will begin later this year and should be completed by summer of 2023.
|Kelsi Dr. (SE 5th to SE 11th)||Concrete||$1,707,275|
|Timber Creek Way (SE 38th to SE 41st)||Concrete||$596,500|
|Total Ward 1 Costs||$2,303,775|
|Nottingham Way (NW 27th to NW 23rd)||Concrete||$1,320,838|
|Hillcrest Dr. (Cass Ave. to NW 27th )||Concrete||$1,274,118|
|Total Ward 2 Costs||$2,594,956|
|W. Main St. (Norman to Markwell)||Concrete||$889,588|
|SW 27th St. (I-35 Serv Rd to end of Cul-de-Sac)||Concrete||$1,085,250|
|Classen Ave (SW 4th St. to N. of SW 3rd)||Concrete||$576,931|
|Total Ward 3 Costs||$2,551,769|
|Total Cost of Residential Improvements||$7,450,500|
|Total Cost of Arterial Project Designs||$1,189,500|
|Total Cost of Program||$8,640,000|
S. Broadway (19th to Willow Pine, 1.05 miles) will see widening from 2/3 lanes to 4/5 lanes with turn lanes. Eastern (19th to Broadway, 0.41 miles) will see widening from 2 lanes to 4 lanes with turn lanes.
In 2020, voters approved the extension of the existing ¼ cent sales tax for the purposes of capital improvements for the acquisition, construction, equipping, and/or remodeling existing Parks and Rec facilities and the Public Works facilities. Effective April 1, 2021, this tax will terminate March 31, 2025.
First phase completed on the westside with the eastside improvements set to begin later summer of 2022.