LATEST NEWS & ROAD CLOSURES: 

3/16/2017 City of Norman press release: briggs street to close monday between 24th Ave sw & lindsey drive. 

Briggs Street between 24th Avenue SW and Lindsey Drive will close Monday. The temporary closure is for reconstruction of pavement on Briggs Street, following the installation of a stormwater drainage box across street. The detour route is Lindsey Street to Murphy Street. This section is expected to reopen by April 3rd, 2017. 

TRAFFIC SHIFt at the intersection of Lindsey Street & 24th ave sw, first week of march:

Traffic was shifted at the 24th Avenue SW & Lindsey Street intersection. The traffic will remain in the current location on the west side of 24th Avenue SW through the intersection. The traffic on Lindsey Street was shifted from the north side of to the south side of the street. This shift allows the contractor to construct the northeast quarter of the intersection, the last portion of the intersection to be reconstructed. The intersection is expected to be complete by the end of April. 

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

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 place the concrete pavement on Lindsey Street between I-35 & Ed Noble Parkway

  • Continue to place pavement on the I-35 northbound to Lindsey Street off ramp

  • Continue to place pavement on the I-35 southbound on ramp

  • Continue to place pavement on the SH-9 to I-35 northbound on ramp. 

  • Begin work on the I-35 median walls

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

  • Continue the earthwork to tie the I-35 northbound Lindsey Street off ramp with I-35.


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 Imhoff Creek channel liner

  • Continue to install the concrete pavement for the inside lanes of the new roadway west of Berry Road

  • 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 construct the stormwater drainage system junction box at the intersection of Lindsey & McGee

  • Continue to reconstruct the northeast corner of the 24th Avenue SW & Lindsey Street intersection

  • Continue to install the stormwater drainage system on the north side of Lindsey Street from the west end of Bethel Baptist Church to the McGee Drive intersection. 

 


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

Lindsey Street between Berry Road & Pickard Avenue opened on Friday, October 28, 2016. Remaining construction to be completed behind the curbs & on the bridge structure includes concrete ditch liner in Imhoff Creek, driveways to homes & businesses, bridge aesthetics, sidewalks, grading, & placement of sod. 

Lindsey Street between Berry Road & Pickard Avenue opened on Friday, October 28, 2016. Remaining construction to be completed behind the curbs & on the bridge structure includes concrete ditch liner in Imhoff Creek, driveways to homes & businesses, bridge aesthetics, sidewalks, grading, & placement of sod. 

  • 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 bridge aesthetics, sidewalks, driveways, grading and the placement of sod continues. 

A rendering of the bridge over Imhoff Creek will serve as a beautiful gateway to the University of Oklahoma. The aesthetic elements are currently being constructed.


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. 
Construction of piers for the new Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35.

Construction of piers for the new Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35.

The contractor for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) began placing beams on the Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 on Saturday, February 18 and completed the task on the night of Wednesday, March 1st. 

The contractor for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) began placing beams on the Lindsey Street Bridge over I-35 on Saturday, February 18 and completed the task on the night of Wednesday, March 1st.