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LATEST NEWS & Road Closures: 

5/23/2017 Press Release: Electrical conduit to be installed under the lindsey street interchange

The westbound SH-9 to north I-35 on ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday to install electrical conduit underneath the Lindsey Street interchange.

Thursday from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, the southbound I-35 to east SH-9 off ramp will be closed for the installation of the electrical conduit and to remove the concrete barrier walls that channeled traffic around the construction area. 

5/1/2017 24th Avenue SW and Lindsey street to re-open on tuesday, May 2, 2017

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Sherwood Construction will begin removing traffic control devices on 24th Avenue SW and Lindsey Street to open traffic to two lanes in each direction, north and southbound on 24th Avenue. Work will begin Tuesday morning following normal rush hour traffic and is expected to be completed the same day. 

Advisory from ODOT: Southbound I-35 off-ramp at lindsey street in norman now open

The southbound I-35 off-ramp to westbound Lindsey Street (mm 108B) is now open to traffic. Construction continues on the new Lindsey Street bridge over I-35, the northbound I-35 off-ramp to Lindsey Street, and the on-ramps from Lindsey Street through spring 2017. More from ODOT →

2/8/2017 PRESS RELEASE: Traffic signal at lindsey street & ed noble parkway to be back in operation Friday

The stop signs will be removed & the traffic signal at Lindsey Street & Ed Noble Parkway will be placed back in operation on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at 9 a.m.  The intersection will continue to serve traffic on the north, south, & west legs of intersection, while the east leg will remain closed. 

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 until June 2017 to install the sanitary sewer line and construct a stormwater drainage system junction box. 

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

Construction of medians in April 2017.

Construction of medians in April 2017.

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 to construct the bridge deck for the Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35

  • Continue shoulder paving and concrete parapet wall on northbound I-35 off-ramp to Lindsey Street

  • Continue concrete parapet wall on southbound I-35 Lindsey Street off ramp

  • Continue installing median and pier protection walls on southbound I-35

  • Continue applying anti-graffiti paint on MSE walls and bridge

  • Completing sidewalks & driver strips on the west side of Lindsey Street bridge

  • Continue installing sidewalks on the east side of the Lindsey Street bridge

  • Continue sodding northbound I-35 to east Lindsey off ramp

  • Continue sodding westbound HWY-9 to northbound I-35 on ramp

  • Complete electrical service for street lighting

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 relocate the water line in eight different locations on McGee Drive and north to Camden Way in preparation for installing the new storm water drainage box that will relieve flooding in the area 

  • Continue to install the drainage box on McGee, north of Lindsey Street 

  • Begin constructing the paving section of the roadway on the outside eastbound lane between Berry Road & Wylie Road

  • Continue installing driveways & sidewalks on the northside of Lindsey Street between 24th Ave & Lindsey Drive


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

 
  • 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 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. 

  • 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.


Interstate Project:

  • The retaining walls on the east side of I-35 were completed in November 2016.
  • Reconstruction of the intersection of SH-9E and 24th Avenue SW was fully completed in March 2016. 
  • The sound wall construction on the north side of SH-9E between McGee Drive and 24th Avenue SW was completed in late 2015. 
  • 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.