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  1. #51

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    It's all revenue man. People need to slow down around construction workers and show a little respect, but if they any out there, the cops need to go back to their donut shop or something. This coming from someone who thinks it getting time for Edmond to build a substation for their police force to. I was pulled over by a pig for doing 40 in a 25 when Covell was being redone around Kelly and it was on Sunday with no construction workers anywhere to be seen, absolutely ridiculous.

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    I drove 66 east to Douglas yesterday. No construction ongoing, maybe they were off for lunch, but the 45 speed signs were up and I was the only one doing 50. Everyone passed me.

  3. #53

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    ''Phase I, Intelligent Transportation System 2nd Street/Edmond Road Corridor Project
    This project consists of installing fiber optic cable and replacing the traffic signal cabinets and controllers and associated signal equipment at 22 intersections from Santa Fe Avenue, east to Saints Boulevard in order to bring them into compliance with the National Transportation Communication for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol (NTCIP) standards. The project will also include installation of wireless radios at four of the city water towers. These intersections will connect to the Traffic Management Center via fiber optics and wireless communication network.

    The estimated construction cost is $2,700,000. The funding split will be 80% Federal funds and 20% City funds. The anticipated start date is in the fall of 2013''

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects
    **Update: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded this project on April 7, 2014 to Midstate Traffic Control, Inc. in the amount of $3,041,862.75 with construction starting in May 2014**

    Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects

  4. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    ''Kelly, north of Covell to south of Coffee Creek
    The Kelly Avenue parkway road construction project will begin Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The Kelly Avenue widening will start approximately 1000 feet north of Covell and will continue north to a point 350 feet south of Coffee Creek. The street will be widened to provide a four-lane divided roadway with left turns at all public streets. There will be a new traffic signal light at Kelly and Prairie Village Drive which will also serve as an additional access point into Mitch Park, Mathis Skate Park, and Cheyenne Middle School. The project also includes street lighting and landscaping. There will be 5 foot wide sidewalks on both sides of Kelly.

    The first phase of the project is to construct a new bridge just south of Coffee Creek adjacent to the Coffee Creek Golf Course. This will require the closing of Kelly Avenue to through traffic. Local traffic will have access to Hunters Pointe, Hunters Creek, Prairie Village and Coffee Creek Additions from the south end of the project via Covell, while the Villas at Hunters Creek Addition and the Coffee Creek Golf Course will have access from the north end of the project via Coffee Creek. It is anticipated that phase one will require 125 days to complete at which time the road will re-open to through traffic while work on the rest of Kelly will proceed. Formal detour route signs will be posted.

    The Oklahoma Department on Transportation (ODOT) awarded the project to Duit Construction Company of Edmond in the amount of $5,934,304. Project funding is 80% federal funds and 20% city funds. ODOT will administer and inspect the project. Edmond will have personnel available on the job site as necessary. The total project duration is 250 calendar days.

    Periodic lane closures may be necessary for some of the construction activity. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution and obey traffic signs and flagmen while traveling through the work zone as workers and equipment will be present''

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects
    **April 2014 Update: The contractor has finished laying the concrete for the northbound traffic lanes and is currently pouring concrete for the southbound traffic lanes after that they will be pouring the side street approaches and curbing the center median as well as building the sidewalks, street lights, traffic signal, traffic striping and sodding. This project is on schedule for completion in June 2014**

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects

  5. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKCisOK4me View Post
    Hey PluPan, message me your rendering when you complete it. I'd like to see your skills!
    Haven't forgot about this.... just need to do some minor touches to make it look more legit man... just been stripped for time

  6. #56

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    33rd and Broadway
    This project will provide for dual southbound and westbound left turn lanes, a single eastbound, westbound and southbound right turn lane. The entire intersection will be reconstructed in concrete pavement. Signal light modifications will accommodate the changes in lane configurations.

    This project is part of the 2000 Sales Tax Improvements. The estimated construction cost is $4,936,296.62. The funding split is 60% Federal funds and 40% City funds. The anticipated start date is summer/fall of 2014.
    **April 2014 Update: Water utility company continues with relocation of water lines. Other utility companies will begin to relocate their lines after April 15, 2014 to accommodate the roadway construction**

    Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects

  7. #57

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscorama View Post
    I drove 66 east to Douglas yesterday. No construction ongoing, maybe they were off for lunch, but the 45 speed signs were up and I was the only one doing 50. Everyone passed me.
    That is a really pretty road though. I hope in the future it gets widened with a median and landscaping and it would make a beautiful corridor one day; it really already is though.

  8. #58

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    Brief closure on BLVD.

    Lane Closure on Boulevard for Water Line Improvements

    Work to upgrade waterlines in a two block section of Boulevard is slated to begin today, Tuesday, April 15 and reopening no later than Tuesday, April 22.

    The affected area is the South bound curb lane of Boulevard between 7th & 9th Streets. Crews will be making the final tie in of the new water line into the existing water line. Crews will also be replacing the sidewalk along Boulevard from 8th & 9th Street. The road will remain open during this time, but motorists should expect traffic to be reduced to one lane during most of the project.

    This work is being done as part of the Capital View Waterline Improvements Project. Continental Construction is the contractor performing this work. The total cost of this project is $1,136,059.08.
    ###

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website

  9. #59

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    Possible significant funding for future road projects. Hopefully they consider widening 2nd St. to six lanes.

    Funding for road projects will be a major part of any future capital discussion, but cost of road projects is not listed in the $143.6 million figure.

    - See more at: City eyes $143M in new projects Local News The Edmond Sun

  10. #60

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    Great article highlighting some upcoming needs

    Numerous city road projects planned
    James Coburn
    The Edmond Sun


    EDMOND — City Engineer Steve Manek has been receiving a lot of emails complaining about Covell Road intersecting with Santa Fe and Bryant Avenues. There are currently no design plans to improve these intersections.

    Manek briefed the Edmond City Council recently about unfunded city road and signalization improvements that are needed to improve traffic flow and efficiency. More than $38 million of projects comprised Manek’s prepared list of items that could take the city 10 years to implement.

    “We have the long-term solution — the Covell Parkway — building the four lanes divided, the left-turn lanes, right-turn lanes, everything that’s needed,” Manek said.

    He identified a $3 million temporary improvement at the intersections would add four designated left-turn lanes at each intersection. The city faces rights-of-way challenges with utilities at each place, Manek added.

    Councilwoman Victoria Caldwell asked how much the permanent fix to the intersections would cost.

    “With the permanent fix at Santa Fe, you’re basically taking out all of the structures,” Manek said. “So, it’s probably in the $6 million to $8 million range.”

    The Bryant intersection would probably be less expensive due to smaller drainage structures he said.

    A funding source to pay for these infrastructure improvements has not been determined for the $143.6 million worth of city projects identified by departments, said Larry Stevens, city manager.

    There are concerns that the 2000 Capital Improvement 3/4-cent sales tax will not provide adequate funding for major capital projects, Stevens said. Bond issues used to fund projects from the 2000 tax were issued in $20 million increments and will be paid out in 2021, Stevens said.

    A $500,000 road widening project with Edmond Public Schools is anticipated for Sorghum Mill going east of Broadway where a new elementary school will be constructed.

    “Once that school is up and running, I guarantee the traffic is going to start backing up,” Manek said. Code requires the schools to widen the frontage next to them, but the city could do some of the work for the schools, he continued.

    “Anything we could do to facilitate traffic in front of them is going to benefit them,” Manek said.

    Widening of the road could include providing a left-turn lane along the frontage of the school. Intersection improvements may be necessary at Sorghum and Broadway. Manek said he plans to contact the county for assistance.

    Another public school related project will be at Pennsylvania and Covell for $500,000. This will be the vicinity of where a new elementary school and middle school will be constructed in 2015, he said.

    “Oklahoma City in the year of 2016 has a road-widening project coming up at our city limits,” Manek said. “It would be a good opportunity again to partner with another entity to carry those widenings through.”

    In the interim, Manek said his department sees the need for three lanes with a turn lane in the middle. Turn lanes at the intersection could move in all directions, Manek said.

    Improvements at Air Depot and Covell are not included in current design plans. Manek foresees a $7 million road-widening and signalization project that is needed in preparation for Edmond’s fourth high school that is planned to open in seven years.

    “This is a large project that we need to get under design,” Manek said.

    Widening would likely occur one half mile south of Covell on Air Depot and at least one third mile east of Air Depot on Covell, Manek said.

    Also, additional turn lanes on Boulevard are needed to offset traffic congestion occurring at Boulevard and Second Street. This project is anticipated to cost $2 million, Manek said. The intersection continues to increase in traffic volume, he explained. The money would pay for relocating utilities and a design fee.

    “There’s no right-of-way to be acquired,” Manek said. “We know we can get this in the ACOG cue at some point.”

    There is not a cost estimate for developing the frontage road along Interstate 35. Current frontage roads are not adequate for the volume of traffic expected with future developments, Manek said. Improvements are also needed at the interchanges, he said.

    Southbound traffic on I-35 and Second Street backs up almost out to the three interstate lanes from 7-10:30 a.m., Manek said. Traffic begins backing up for northbound traffic at I-35 and 15th Street from 4:30-5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Manek said.

    The most expensive project will be finishing a 2.5-mile section of Covell Parkway from Boulevard east to the Fairfax Business Park, Manek said. The $25 million project is under design, he said.

    Stevens said the city is wrestling with the idea of having to fund certain road projects on its own. Some road sections need to be improved without delays caused by years of discussion.

    The federal government must re-authorize a transportation bill to keep federal funds coming, Manek said. More than 30 member cities of ACOG compete for limited federal dollars, Manek said.

    - See more at: Numerous city road projects planned Local News The Edmond Sun

  11. #61

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    2nd St. near Pops proposed widening:

    PUBLIC NOTICE: ODOT Proposal to Reconstruct and Add Lanes on State Highway 66

    RECONSTRUCT AND ADD LANES TO SH-66
    FROM POST ROAD TO WESTMINISTER ROAD
    SECTION 4(F) DE MINIMIS IMPACTS TO THE EDMOND 66 PARK

    The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is proposing to reconstruct and add lanes to State Highway 66 adjacent to the Edmond 66 Park. The highway reconstruction is located within the City of Edmond in Oklahoma County. Right-of-way within the Edmond 66 Park will be required in order to widen and reconstruct the highway. Due to the proposed transportation use of this property, Section 4(f) regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act of 1966 apply to the project. Section 4(f) affords protection to publicly-owned recreation areas (resources) including city, state, and national parks, wildlife refuges and management areas and historic sites.

    ODOT has coordinated with the City of Edmond with regard to avoidance and minimization of impacts of this project to the Edmond 66 Park and the City of Edmond is supportive of these measures. This will be accomplished by constructing the new roadway on its current alignment and widening the roadway symmetrically. This allows for minimal use of property located within the Edmond 66 Park. ODOT is proposing to obtain approximately 1.2 acres of the 146 acre Edmond 66 Park for the right-of-way, which constitutes less than 0.9 percent of the park. None of the park’s key features will be impacted. The use of appropriate best management practices (including storm water, erosion and dust control, and chemical/fuel handling) will be conscientiously implemented.

    Based on the avoidance and minimization of impacts to the Edmond 66 Park as described above, the ODOT, in coordination with the FHWA, are proposing a de minimis impact finding with regard to Section 4(f) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act (1966). ODOT welcomes your comments on the effects of this project on the projected activities, features, and attributes of the Edmond 66 Park (the Section 4(f) resource). Please mail or e-mail any comments you have by June 13, 2014 to:

    Dawn Sullivan
    Environmental Programs Division Engineer
    Oklahoma Department of Transportation
    200 N.E. 21st, Room 3D3
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    environment@odot.org

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  13. #63

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    Period lane closures on Second Street

    Lane Closure on Second Street for Water Line Improvements

    Work to upgrade waterlines in a one block section of Second Street is slated to begin Tuesday, June 17th. The project is expected to last throughout the week.

    The area affected is the East bound curb lane of Second Street from just West of Boulevard Street to just East of Jackson Street. The road will remain open during this time, but motorists should expect traffic to be reduced to one lane during most of the project.

    This work is being done as part of the Capital View Waterline Improvements Project. Continental Construction is the contractor performing this work. The total cost of this project is $1,136,059.00

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website

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    I got caught in that today. Grrrrr

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscorama View Post
    I got caught in that today. Grrrrr
    haha... It backs up fast

  16. #66

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    Santa Fe Ave. to be resurfaced between Covell & Coffee Creek

    Santa Fe Avenue Mill and Overlay to begin next Monday

    Work to resurface a one mile section of Santa Fe Avenue is slated to begin Monday, June 30th. The project is expected to be complete on Thursday, July 3rd.

    The area of Santa Fe Avenue to be resurfaced is from Covell Road to Coffee Creek Road. The road will remain open during this time, but motorists should expect traffic to be reduced to one lane with the use of flaggers.

    This resurfacing is part of the scheduled 2013 Mill & Overlay projects for the City of Edmond. Atlas Paving is the contractor for these projects with a total cost of $1,694,588.

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website
    Santa Fe Avenue mill and overlay to begin Local News The Edmond Sun

  17. #67

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    Railroad crossing on Danforth to be repaired

    EDMOND — Traffic lanes at Danforth and the railroad tracks just west of Broadway and east of Thomas Drive will be closed for repairs starting Tuesday, the City of Edmond announced Friday afternoon.

    The repair work, estimated to cost less than $10,000, is designed to help smooth the road surface 50 feet on each side of the tracks. City street crews will put a new asphalt overlay on all four lanes on each side of the tracks, said Keith Stewart, Field Services director for the city. Crews also will grind some of the asphalt between the tracks where the existing asphalt is somewhat high, he said.

    Funds for the project are coming from the street department’s maintenance project.

    The repairs are estimated to be complete by the end of the day on Thursday. Traffic will be able to pass in both directions, but motorists should expect lane closures and traffic delays.

    Work has been scheduled for this time period to minimize traffic issues and ensure completion before the start of the upcoming school year in mid-August, according to a city press release.

    This same area of railroad tracks received repairs last summer by BNSF Railroad company when they fixed the sinking tracks at this crossing.

    - See more at: Railroad crossing on Danforth to be repaired Local News The Edmond Sun

  18. #68

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    Any word on what's the hold up with the mess on N. Western between 178th and 164th?. This has been torn up for more than 8 months, and there have been days and days of good weather and saw nobody working. Same with Western and Danforth. They're really picking their asses on these projects.

  19. #69

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezman View Post
    Any word on what's the hold up with the mess on N. Western between 178th and 164th?. This has been torn up for more than 8 months, and there have been days and days of good weather and saw nobody working. Same with Western and Danforth. They're really picking their asses on these projects.
    I have nothing. It has been moving slow it seems like. My guess would be the infrastructure(water lines, sewage etc...).

  20. #70

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    Danforth Railroad Crossing

    Railroad Crossing on Danforth to be Repaired

    Beginning Tuesday, July 15, the City of Edmond Field Services Department will close the railroad crossing on Danforth just west of Broadway and east of Thomas Drive for street repairs. This repair work will address smoothing the roadway at the crossing.

    The repairs are estimated to be complete by the end of the day on Thursday. Traffic will be able to pass in both directions, but motorists should expect lane closures and traffic delays.

    Work has been scheduled for this time period to minimize traffic issues and ensure completion before the start of the upcoming school year in mid-August.

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website

  21. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    ''Phase I, Intelligent Transportation System 2nd Street/Edmond Road Corridor Project
    This project consists of installing fiber optic cable and replacing the traffic signal cabinets and controllers and associated signal equipment at 22 intersections from Santa Fe Avenue, east to Saints Boulevard in order to bring them into compliance with the National Transportation Communication for Intelligent Transportation System Protocol (NTCIP) standards. The project will also include installation of wireless radios at four of the city water towers. These intersections will connect to the Traffic Management Center via fiber optics and wireless communication network.

    The estimated construction cost is $2,700,000. The funding split will be 80% Federal funds and 20% City funds. The anticipated start date is in the fall of 2013''

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects
    Update: The Oklahoma Department of Transportation awarded this project on April 7, 2014 to Midstate Traffic Control, Inc. in the amount of $3,041,862.75. Contractor is currently ordering equipment with construction starting in summer of 2014.

    - http://edmondok.com/index.aspx?NID=800

  22. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    33rd and Broadway
    This project will provide for dual southbound and westbound left turn lanes, a single eastbound, westbound and southbound right turn lane. The entire intersection will be reconstructed in concrete pavement. Signal light modifications will accommodate the changes in lane configurations.

    This project is part of the 2000 Sales Tax Improvements. The estimated construction cost is $4,936,296.62. The funding split is 60% Federal funds and 40% City funds. The anticipated start date is summer/fall of 2014.

    Update: Utility companies will begin to relocate thier lines in February 2014 to accomidate the roadway construction.
    July 2014 Update: utility companies continue with relocation of lines to accommodate the upcoming roadway construction.

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects

  23. #73

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    ''Kelly, north of Covell to south of Coffee Creek
    The Kelly Avenue parkway road construction project will begin Wednesday, July 17, 2013. The Kelly Avenue widening will start approximately 1000 feet north of Covell and will continue north to a point 350 feet south of Coffee Creek. The street will be widened to provide a four-lane divided roadway with left turns at all public streets. There will be a new traffic signal light at Kelly and Prairie Village Drive which will also serve as an additional access point into Mitch Park, Mathis Skate Park, and Cheyenne Middle School. The project also includes street lighting and landscaping. There will be 5 foot wide sidewalks on both sides of Kelly.

    The first phase of the project is to construct a new bridge just south of Coffee Creek adjacent to the Coffee Creek Golf Course. This will require the closing of Kelly Avenue to through traffic. Local traffic will have access to Hunters Pointe, Hunters Creek, Prairie Village and Coffee Creek Additions from the south end of the project via Covell, while the Villas at Hunters Creek Addition and the Coffee Creek Golf Course will have access from the north end of the project via Coffee Creek. It is anticipated that phase one will require 125 days to complete at which time the road will re-open to through traffic while work on the rest of Kelly will proceed. Formal detour route signs will be posted.

    The Oklahoma Department on Transportation (ODOT) awarded the project to Duit Construction Company of Edmond in the amount of $5,934,304. Project funding is 80% federal funds and 20% city funds. ODOT will administer and inspect the project. Edmond will have personnel available on the job site as necessary. The total project duration is 250 calendar days.

    Periodic lane closures may be necessary for some of the construction activity. Motorists are advised to use extreme caution and obey traffic signs and flagmen while traveling through the work zone as workers and equipment will be present''

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects
    July 2014 Update: The contractor has finished the project and has called for a final inspection. The City will submit a list of items that the contractor will need to address before the City accepts the project. Contractor typically receives 30 days to complete the items on the list.

    - Edmond, OK - Official Website - Current Construction Projects

  24. #74

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    Any plans to expand Covell and Sooner? I think it is in way more need of expansion than Covell and Santa Fe. Coffee Creek also really needs highway access with how much growth there has been up there.

    The Kelly expansion north of Covell is nice, but then they added an unnecessary light. Also, I don't understand why Edmond loves expanding roads right up to an intersection, then dropping back down to 2 lanes. I've never lived somewhere before where so many roads randomly drop from 4 to 2 lanes in the middle of a section.

    Overall though I think Edmond's roads are pretty nice, they seem to do a good job of expanding before it is really needed. Unlike Tulsa that waits until an expansion is 15 years late.

  25. #75

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    Covell is supposed to be 4 lanes from Portland to I-35 eventually.

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