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Downtown Oklahoma City streets are open — for now

No major downtown Oklahoma City street is closed due to Project 180 or adjoining construction, but the work is not done.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: March 19, 2013
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/articleid/3767202/1/pictures/1984898">Photo - Robert S. Kerr Avenue recently was reopened after being closed more than a year due to construction of a new SandRidge Energy Amenities building to the south, and a new plaza and building renovations to the north. Photo by Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman
Robert S. Kerr Avenue recently was reopened after being closed more than a year due to construction of a new SandRidge Energy Amenities building to the south, and a new plaza and building renovations to the north. Photo by Steve Lackmeyer, The Oklahoman

Major building projects ramping up will create more detours, though how extensive and for how long is yet to be announced. Look for complications to arise with construction of a new elementary at Sheridan and Walker, and a garage south of City Hall (both this spring), and over the next few years, a new convention center south of the Myriad Gardens and a streetcar system throughout downtown.

Twenty-five years ago, visitors joked they could lie down on Broadway at 6 p.m. without any fear of getting run over. Now, if they can find a spot, they almost certainly will be crushed by a cement mixer.

The rebuilding of downtown continues.

by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter, columnist and author who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's...
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