Beginning Friday, July 13, Thomas Drive will be completely closed to thru traffic at Edmond North High School for two major projects along the roadway. The closure is expected to last 120 calendar days with cooperative weather.
The first project is the expansion of the parking lot at Edmond North High School. This expansion is taking place over the current roadway. Because of this work, the school district has requested that the city close the roadway so the project can be completed by the end of August.
“I authorized this temporary closure to work with the Edmond Public Schools and accommodate their request,” said City Manager Larry Stevens. “We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause, but I want people to know that there will always be access to both the high school and elementary school during the project.“
The second project is the realignment and widening of Thomas Drive. The new roadway will loop around the Edmond North High School parking lot to enhance pedestrian and driver safety. Additionally, the road will be widened to include a center turn lane between Danforth and Covell. This work is anticipated to be completed by mid-November.
Motorists will not be able to drive through the construction area during these projects and will need to use alternate routes.
SAC Services Inc. is the contractor for the realignment and widening project at a total cost of $2,260,531.35 from the 2000 Capital Improvement Sales Tax.