LATEST NEWS & Road Closures: 

6/28/2017 Press release: West LIndsey street traffic shifts on friday, june 30

The north half of McGee Drive at West Lindsey Street will reopen Friday & the south half of the same intersection will be close. In addition, the north half of the intersection of Wiley Road & West Lindsey Street will be temporarily closed to traffic for the installation of decorative pavement at the intersections. 

Traffic will be shifted to the newly-paved westbound lanes from 24th Avenue SW to just east of McGee Drive to allow for construction of the south half of West Lindsey Street. 

Signs will be in place at each closure to direct motorists during the work, which is expected to take approximately six weeks, depending on weather. 

6/26/2017 advisory from odot

North and southbound I-35 will be narrowed to on lane from 9 p.m.  Monday, June 26 to 6 a.m. Tuesday June 27 continuing nightly through Friday morning. More from ODOT →

 

6/22/2017 Press release: Westbound Lindsey street to close between Jenkins & Asp

The westbound lane on Lindsey Street between Jenkins Avenue & Asp Avenue will close Monday, June 26 at 8 a.m. for construction of the new drive approach on the south side of the University of Oklahoma's football stadium. Flintco Construction, working for the university, will install new curb ramps, sidewalks, and new entry points for the stadium. Traffic will be diverted to the center lane. The westbound lane is expected to reopen on June 30 at 5 p.m.

  • Please note, this project is not related to the other projects on Lindsey Street, but is included here to help assist our residents & visitors in navigation our streets during this busy summer of construction. 

5/31/2017 Press release: mcGee drive at boyd street to close monday

McGee Drive at Boyd Street will close at approximately 9 a.m. Monday, June 5 for a project to complete the lowering of the waterline at this location, and in preparation for installing the new stormwater drainage box to relieve flooding in the area. The street will reopen at 8 a.m. on June 12th. 

1/27/2017 City of norman pRESS RELEASE: Lindsey & wylie intersection reopened, work to begin at lindsey & mcgee

The intersection of Lindsey Street & Wylie Road reopened to traffic on Thursday. Beginning Monday, January 30, 2017, the north & south sides of the Lindsey Street & McGee intersection will close for installation of a new sanitary sewer line under Lindsey and north on McGee Drive to Lancaster Circle. 

UPDATE: The south leg of the McGee & Lindsey intersection was reopened to traffic on February 21, 2017. The north leg will remain closed during a portion of the summer to install the sanitary sewer line, construct a stormwater drainage system junction box, and reconstruct the intersection. 

4/19/2016 pRESS RELEASE: THE LINDSEY STREET BRIDGE OVER I-35 WILL BE CLOSED... 

Beginning Tuesday, April 26, 2016, the Lindsey Street bridge over Interstate 35 will be closed as a new single point urban interchange (SPUI) is constructed. The SPUI is expected to be completed in Spring 2017. All I-35 on-ramps and off-ramp at Lindsey Street will also be closed during this time. Lindsey Street traffic across the instate is detoured on Ed Noble Parkway/28 Ave. SW, SH-9 East and 24th Ave SW. Southbound I-35 traffic exiting to eastbound SH-9 East no longer shares an off-ramp with Lindsey Street, but now continues south to the new loop ramp to SH-9E. Speed limits are reduced and drivers should expect delays on I-35, especially during peak travel periods. Plan extra travel time or consider an alternate route such SH-77 (Sooner Road). Learn more about this project from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation here

Paving in progress on West Lindsey Street, early June 2017

Paving in progress on West Lindsey Street, early June 2017

Paving in progress along West Lindsey Street, May 2017

Construction of medians along West Lindsey Street, April 2017.

 

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IN PROGRESS:

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. 

CURRENT WEEK

  • Place the concrete on the Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 bridge deck for the curbed islands and planters on the south side of the bridge

  • Begin forming planters on the north side of the Lindsey bridge deck.

  • Continue parapet walls on the Lindsey Street bridge deck

  • Begin installation of the Lindsey Bridge traffic signal

  • Install ditch liners & sod on the the northbound I-35 to Lindsey Street off ramp

  • Install ditch liners & sod on the westbound Highway 9 to northbound I-35 on ramp

BELOW: Photos 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. 

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. 

CURRENT WEEK

  • Continue to install the drainage box on McGee Drive from Caddell to Boyd Street

  • Continue installing driveways & sidewalks between McGee Drive & Lindsey Drive

  • Completing pavement work on the west bound lanes between McGee Drive & Lindsey Drive

  • Begin paving the north leg of the McGee Drive 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

On left: paving progress on westbound Lindsey Street. On right: forming & paving the McGee & Lindsey intersection, late June 2017

On left: paving progress on westbound Lindsey Street. On right: forming & paving the McGee & Lindsey intersection, late June 2017


New fire hydrants awaiting their new home! (photo taken 4/7/15)

New fire hydrants awaiting their new home! (photo taken 4/7/15)

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

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. 


Interstate 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.