Road construction is set to begin Monday, July 20, at the intersection of 33rd Street and Broadway, said Casey Moore, spokesman for the City of Edmond.
Improvements will take approximately 330 calendar days to complete, depending on weather being conducive for road construction, Moore said.
Moore noted the following improvements will be made:
• Additional left-turn lanes will be added to create dual southbound and dual westbound.
• New right-turn lanes will be added to include eastbound, westbound, and southbound.
• The intersection will be completely rebuilt in concrete.
• Signal lights will be modified to accommodate new lanes.
“Lane closures will take place throughout the entirety of the project,” Moore said. “Broadway will be reduced to two lanes in each direction, and 33rd Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes as necessary.”
The intersections will not close, according to Lisa Salim, Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman. If an intersection closes, it will be only for an extremely limited time, she said.
The general area of 33rd Street and Broadway will be maintained to all businesses at all times during the reconstruction of the intersection.
Allen Construction is the general contractor. The contractor amount is close to $5.144 million. The city’s 20-percent share is roughly $1.1 million.
The city’s share will come from an allocation in the 2000 Capital Improvements Sales Tax. That is a permanent 3/4-cent sales tax collected by the city specifically for capital improvement projects.
This project is being managed by ODOT with Allen Contracting Inc. selected as the contractor.