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Beginning Thursday, March 15, a contractor working for the city will be installing irrigation lines and plantings on the north side of West Lindsey Street from McGee Drive to 24th Avenue SW. The work will require temporary closure of the outside westbound lane. The inside westbound lane will be fully open. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times during the project.
On Monday, March 12 at approximately 9 a.m., the contractor working for the city will begin installing irrigation lines and plantings on the south side of West Lindsey from McGee Drive to 24th Avenue SW. The work will require temporary closure of the outside eastbound lane. The inside eastbound lane will be fully open. Access to businesses will be maintained at all times during the project.
On Monday, February 19th at approximately 9 a.m., a contractor working for the city will begin installing irrigation lines and plantings on the south side of West Lindsey Street from McGee Drive to Berry Road. The work will require temporary closure of the outside eastbound lane. The inside eastbound lane will be fully open. Access to business will be maintained at all times during the project. The project is expected to be completed by April 15. Future traffic changes will be announced as they are scheduled.
Traffic control devices on West Lindsey Street will be removed during the day Friday and all lanes will be opened to traffic by the end of the day. The intersections of 24th Avenue SW, McGee Drive, Wiley Road, and Berry Road on West Lindsey will be included.
Drivers should expect short-term single lane closures as the final work is completed on the road project. The lane closures are expected to be brief with minimal impact to motorists.
ON LINDSEY STREET
The landscape phase of the project will begin on Monday, February 19th with an estimated completion date of April 15, 2018. This is a $245,490 landscape project, which was awarded to Garden Depot of Lawton, Oklahoma. The City of Norman is administering the construction of this project.
The project involves the following items:
- Installation of an irrigation system outside of the roadway and inside of the raised medians from Berry Road to 24th Avenue SW
- Planting trees, shrubs and ground cover vegetation.
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Lindsey street PHASE 1: Utility Relocation
The relocation of City-owned and private utilities for the Lindsey Street project began in April 2015 and ended in early January 2016. The following projects were completed in the area:
- Insituform Technologies, LLC under contract with the Norman Utilities Authority, rehabilitated an existing 21-inch sewer interceptor pipeline under Lindsey Street from McGee Drive to Berry Road. Driveway closures were necessary to transport sewer flows through above ground piping while the below ground piping was being rehabbed. This work was completed in June 2015.
- PM Construction, under contract with the Norman Utilities Authority, replaced sewers along Lindsey Street from Elm Avenue to Berry Road. This work was completed in June 2015.
- Central Contracting Services, under contract with the Norman Utilities Authority and the University of Oklahoma, installed a new 24-inch waterline for the Norman Utilities Authority and a new 16-inch waterline for the University of Oklahoma along Lindsey Street from Chautauqua Avenue to Berry Road. This work was completed in August 2015.
- Cimarron Construction began work on Monday, May 11, 2015 to install of the Common Utility Trench (CUT) on the north side of Lindsey Street between 24th Avenue SW and Berry Road. This work was completed in September 2015.
- McKee Construction began installation of of a 24" waterline along the south side of Lindsey on Monday, April 6, 2015. This work was completed in September 2015.
- ONG installed a 12" gas line at the intersection of Berry & Lindsey.
- OG&E, Cox Communications, AT&T and other private utilities have finished placing their utilities in the common utility trench.
Lindsey Street Phase 2: Road widening and installation of storm drainage
Construction on the Lindsey Street Reconstruction & Widening Project began on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. This was a $28.4 million construction project awarded to Sherwood Construction of Tulsa, Oklahoma, under the administration of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). The contract time is set at 500 days with $5,000 per day incentive, and a maximum of 100 days.
BELOW: Photos show progression of construction of the new bridge over Imhoff Creek, including the decorative "Cherokee Gothic" columns. Similar aesthetic enhancements will be installed on the bridge over I-35 & along the corridor creating an iconic gateway into Norman and to the University.
Photos show progression of pavement installation & reconstruction of intersections along the West Lindsey Street Corridor.
Construction began on July 5, 2016 on the Imhoff Creek Bridge Replacement. Lindsey Street was closed to through traffic between Berry Road and Pickard Avenue while the new bridge was installed. The road reopened to traffic on October 28, 2016. Construction of towers on the Lindsey Street bridge over Imhoff Creek was completed in May 2017.
The installation of the stormwater drainage system along Lindsey Street was completed during the last week of April 2017. Installation of the stormwater drainage system along McGee and Wylie north of Lindsey Street will continue to alleviate flooding in nearby neighborhoods.
The reconstruction of the intersection of Lindsey Street & 24th Avenue SW was completed on May 2, 2017.
The reconstruction of the intersection of Lindsey Street & Berry Road was completed and reopened to traffic on October 20, 2017.
Traffic control devices on West Lindsey Street were removed and all lanes were opened to traffic on December 15, 2017.
Power supply to the newly installed streetlights was complete and the lights were in operation on December 22, 2017.
Construction on the I-35/ SH-9E and Lindsey Street Interchanges Reconstruction project began on Monday, March 2, 2015. This is a $72 million construction project awarded to Sherwood Construction Company of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is administering the construction of this project.
- The sound wall construction on the north side of SH-9E between McGee Drive and 24th Avenue SW was completed in late 2015.
- Reconstruction of the intersection of SH-9E and 24th Avenue SW was fully completed in March 2016.
- The retaining walls on the east side of I-35 were completed in November 2016.
- The traffic signal at Lindsey Street & Ed Noble Parkway was placed back in operation on Friday, February 10th, 2017. The intersection will continue to serve traffic on the north, south, & west legs of intersection, while the east leg will remain closed.
- The southbound I-35 off-ramp to westbound Lindsey Street (mm 108B) is now open to traffic.
- The contractor for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) began placing beams on the Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 on Saturday, February 18th and completed the task on the night of Wednesday, March 1st.
- Construction of the new Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 was complete and open to traffic on July 21, 2017. Demolition of the old bridge began in April 2016.
Photos above show progression of work on the Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35, from construction of piers, placement of beams, construction of bridge deck, pedestrian islands and planters.