LATEST NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES:
9/22/2017 Advisory from odot: I-35 narrows, Lindsey Street & SH-9 East ramps close in norman sunday, monday nights
Drivers can expect the following I-35 lane and ramp closures from 9:00 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday and again from 9:00 a.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday for bridge painting:
- The southbound I-35 on-ramps from Lindsey Street and SH-9 East will be closed
- The southbound I-35 off-ramp to SH-9 East will be closed
- Southbound I-35 will be narrowed to two lanes between Main Street (mm 109) and SH-9 East (mm 108).
9/18/2017 PRESS RELEASE: CAMDEN WAY AT ROSEDALE, ROSEDALE SOUTH OF CAMDEN WAY to CLOSE THURSDAY
Lenox Drive at Rosedale, and Rosedale Drive just north of Lenox Drive will reopen to traffic on Thursday. At the same time, Camden Way at Rosedale Drive will temporarily close along with Rosedale Drive just south of Camden Way. The closures will allow the installation of the roadway drainage inlets at these intersections. The roadways are expected to reopen the first week of October.
Drivers will have acces to Boyd Street from Wiley Road on the east and Garrison Drive on the west.
9/12/2017 Press release: North half of Berry road & west lindsey intersection to close wednesday
The south half of the Berry Road & West Lindsey Intersection will reopen mid-morning on Wednesday, September 13, 2017. At the same time, the north half of the same intersection will be temporarily closed for installation of the drainage system. The north leg of Berry Road at Lindsey Street will reopen in late October.
9/8/2017 pRESS RELEASE: LENOX DRIVE AT ROSEDALE DRIVE, ROSEDALE DRIVE TO CLOSE NORTH OF LENOX DRIVE MONDAY
Lenox Drive at Rosedale Drive, and Rosedale Drive north of Lenox Drive, will close on Monday for installation of drainage inlets. Motorists will have access from Boyd and McGee to the west, and from Camden Way and Rosedale Drive from the north. The roadways are expected to be reopened the first week in October.
9/1/2017 PRESS RELEASE: North side of wylie road to close tuesday
Beginning the morning of Tuesday, September 5, 2017, the north side of Wylie Road at Lindsey Street will close temporarily to allow for installation of a new drainage system. The road is expected to be reopened to traffic on October 27.
ON LINDSEY STREET
Construction on the Lindsey Street Reconstruction & Widening Project begins on Tuesday, July 5, 2016. This is 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. Lindsey Street between Berry Road & 24th Avenue will remain open during construction.
Photos show progression of pavement installation & reconstruction of intersections along the West Lindsey Street Corridor, fall/winter 2017.
- Continue work on the north leg of Wylie Road at West Lindsey Street intersection to install the drainage box on Wiley Road. Crews hope to have this installation completed by late October.
- Temporarily close the north leg of Berry Road at West Lindsey Street intersection beginning September 13th though late October in order to install the drainage system.
- Continue installing driveways and sidewalk between McGee Drive and Lindsey Drive
- Continue to work on the north half of the Berry Road & Lindsey Street intersection
- Continue subgrade stabilization on the south leg of Wiley Road and Lindsey Street intersection
- Continue to install light pole footings from Berry Road to Wiley Road
- Continue to install irrigation lines from Berry Road to McGee Drive
- Continue installing center median curb on Lindsey Street from McGee Drive to Wylie Road
ON INTERSTATE 35
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.
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.
Continue forming & constructing planters on Lindsey bridge deck
Continue installation of artwork and aesthetic elements on bridge
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
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.
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. While the west leg of the intersection remains closed until the bridge over I-35 is complete, 24th Avenue is now open to full lanes of north and southbound traffic.
- 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.