EDMOND — Kelly Avenue, one of the busier streets in Edmond, will be closed for 125 days while a new bridge is constructed just south of Coffee Creek Road across from the Coffee Creek Golf Course.
Drivers will have access to Hunters Point, Hunters Creek, Prairie Village and Coffee Creek housing additions from the south end of the project on Covell Road.
The Villas at Hunters Creek housing addition and the Coffee Creek Golf Course will have access from the north end of the project on Coffee Creek.
This is the first phase of a widening project on Kelly Avenue that will start about 1,000 feet north of Covell and continue north to 350 feet south of Coffee Creek.
The street will be widened to a four-lane divided roadway with left turn lanes at all public streets and a traffic signal light at Kelly and Prairie Village Drive, which will be a new entrance to J.L. Mitch Park, Mathis Skate Park and Cheyenne Middle Schools, said Tom Minnick, city traffic planner.
Five-foot wide sidewalks are planned on both sides of Kelly.
The entire project will last about 250 days.
The project, awarded to Duit Construction Co. of Edmond, is for $5.9 million. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation will pay 80 percent of the bill. The city of Edmond will pick up the remaining 20 percent.