LATEST NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES:

Mayor Lynne Miller cuts the ribbon at the opening of the new Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 on Friday, July 21, 2017. The bridge opened to vehicular traffic later that day.  

Mayor Lynne Miller cuts the ribbon at the opening of the new Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 on Friday, July 21, 2017. The bridge opened to vehicular traffic later that day.  

8/9/2017 PRESS release: McGee drive & west lindsey intersection reopens, south half of two other intersections closing

The south half of the McGee Drive and West Lindsey Street intersection will reopen Wednesday. As construction continues, the south half of Berry Road at West Lindsey and the south half of Wiley will close. Both intersections are expected to be reopened to through traffic in early September. 

Photo showing the intersection of West Lindsey Street & McGee Drive on the morning that it reopened to traffic. 

 

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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

  • Continue forming & constructing planters on Lindsey bridge deck

  • Continue applying anti-graffiti paint on MSE walls and Lindsey Bridge

  • Complete sodding along the ditch liners of various ramps.

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. 

 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 installing driveways & sidewalks between McGee Drive & Lindsey Drive

  • Begin installing sidewalks & sidewalk ramps at the intersection of McGee Drive & Lindsey Street. 

  • Begin decorative pavement on the south half of Berry Road & Lindsey Street intersection

  • Begin decorative pavement on the south half of Wiley Road & 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

  • Begin paving on the eastbound lanes of Lindsey Street from Lindsey Drive to McGee Drive.

  • Begin paving Lindsey Drive at West Lindsey Street

Photos show progression of pavement installation & reconstruction of intersections along the West Lindsey Street Corridor, spring-summer 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.
  • 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.