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  1. Default Re: Rerouting Oklahoma Avenue at U-haul/Boulevard

    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    They really should have made that an interchange. It would be better for pedestrians and no buildings will have direct access to this road so I don't understand the logic behind this.
    I don't think the traffic counts would warrant that, and there's probably no way to fit in the ramps and approach needed to reach a 16' bridge clearance since you have the railroad 300 feet to the west. Plus, you'd have to take ROW for the ramps and approach from the same properties the city deemed too expensive to take for connecting Oklahoma straight through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott5114 View Post
    I don't think the traffic counts would warrant that, and there's probably no way to fit in the ramps and approach needed to reach a 16' bridge clearance since you have the railroad 300 feet to the west. Plus, you'd have to take ROW for the ramps and approach from the same properties the city deemed too expensive to take for connecting Oklahoma straight through.
    You are probably right. I was thinking more when the COOP site was developed but even then I wonder how much traffic that would generate.

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  4. #54

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    It is my understanding that Oklahoma Ave. will be shifted so the buildings won't have direct access to the OKC Boulevard, they will have access via Oklahoma Ave.
    Yes, correct. Oklahoma Ave. traffic will route around to the new intersection (Compress Ave.) and the light will be there. Maybe I was misunderstanding what you meant... you're talking about the business access through the old intersection.

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    The city of okc is frugal to a fault. They'll end up spending 3x later to fix this travesty. But they saved $12 today. Fantastic.

    Obviously I am not advocating for reckless spending, but in certain high profile areas - such as this - you just pay to do it right from the beginning. So what if Uhaul is being stiff, just do it right. In fact, doing it right would fix a mistake that was created years ago by disrupting the grid with the Uhaul parking lot.

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  8. #58

    Default Re: Rerouting Oklahoma Avenue at U-haul/Boulevard

    Wow, did not expect them to demolish the first one. This whole thing is a microcosm for things OKC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous. View Post
    This whole thing is a microcosm for things OKC.
    To a t.

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    Default Re: Rerouting Oklahoma Avenue at U-haul/Boulevard

    I'm very amused by the crosswalk to nowhere.

  12. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEMIweather View Post
    I'm very amused by the crosswalk to nowhere.
    They'll probably scrape that one off and put one in at the new intersection, but it'll be peeling off in 5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTravellers View Post
    They'll probably scrape that one off and put one in at the new intersection, but it'll be peeling off in 5 years.
    That's funny - based on P180/90/45/22-ish, it won't take nearly that long!

  14. #64

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    Is the valet service gonna get its parking spaces back, or is there no longer a need for valet?,

  15. #65

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    I'm wondering where the lower Bricktown parking management people that are occasionally managing parking access at that entrance are planning on having their people stand. They used to do it right at the entrance to the Harkins adjacent lot, but I don't see that working as well anymore.

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    So, the relocated traffic light is working but there are cones up and I saw several people just driving around them.





  17. #67

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    Just realized there isn't a left turn bay for EB traffic. Wonder why they didn't install one.

  18. #68

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    Quote Originally Posted by rte66man View Post
    Just realized there isn't a left turn bay for EB traffic. Wonder why they didn't install one.
    Why build it right the third time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rte66man View Post
    Just realized there isn't a left turn bay for EB traffic. Wonder why they didn't install one.
    Not only that. There is the old school Yield left on green signal in that spot. And the Yield left turn going westbound (to nowhere right now) is the newer, flashing yellow arrow signal.

    Classic.

  20. #70

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    There are no turn lanes period. Wtf.

  21. #71

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    This intersection is now open:


  22. Default Re: Rerouting Oklahoma Avenue at U-haul/Boulevard

    I used it the other day. Def flows a lot better. However, if those people stand right inside the turn to collect money for people parking at the theater I'm gonna lose it.

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