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Edmond speed limit signs are being replaced in construction zone

Speed limit signs along Covell Road and Kelly Avenue in Edmond were being replaced Wednesday. The speed limit has been 25 mph during a yearlong construction project. The speed limit will return to 45 mph.
by Diana Baldwin Published: December 12, 2012
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Crews along Covell Road and Kelly Avenue were installing 45 mph speed limit signs Wednesday, replacing the 25 mph signs that have been in place during the construction of the roadway in northwest Edmond.

The area is still a construction zone, City Engineer Steve Manek said.

“So there still could be temporary lane closures with 25 mph speed limits, and there also is a school zone at certain times of the day,” Manek said.

Final touches are being made on the $16.1 million road-widening project at Covell Road and Kelly Avenue.

Traffic signals will be at Thomas and Covell; Kelly and Covell; and Kiowa and the entrance to J.L. Mitch Park.

Construction started about a year ago.

State Transportation Department officials will use federal money to pay for 80 percent of the improvements. Edmond will pay the remaining 20 percent, or $3.2 million.

by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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