Fixes to Classen Boulevard in Norman cause minor traffic delays

Improvements being made to Classen Boulevard between Imhoff Road and Constitution Avenue are expected to ease traffic congestion. But the work, expected to last through February or March, may cause minor traffic delays.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: September 20, 2012
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— Major improvements to Classen Boulevard between Imhoff Road and Constitution Avenue continue through February or March, but so far the work is not causing too many traffic problems, city officials said.

Currently, most of the work is concentrated at the intersection of Classen and Imhoff, where a turn lane is being added and new signals installed, Public Works Director Shawn O'Leary said.

“It has caused some minor delays, but we've had no serious problems associated with it reported to us,” O'Leary said.

Once the intersection work is done, crews will move north on Classen, widening a one-mile stretch from Imhoff to Constitution to five lanes by adding a turn lane, O'Leary said.

The $2.3 million street improvement project is expected to “greatly improve” congestion along Classen in that area, the public works director said.

The state Transportation Department is overseeing the project for the city, because Classen serves as a portion of U.S. 77, O'Leary said.


by Jane Glenn Cannon
Senior Reporter
A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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