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Interstate 35 near Norman to undergo more changes

Norman residents can expect another construction project on Interstate 35 to affect traffic. State Transportation Commission officials approved a contract Monday for work on the State Highway 9E interchange.
BY JANE GLENN CANNON Published: September 10, 2013

— Construction-weary Norman residents can expect more roadwork ahead.

The state Transportation Commission on Monday awarded an $11.6 million contract for work on the south half of the Interstate 35 and State Highway 9E interchange, which is being reconfigured.

Spokesman Larry Clour said Sherwood Construction Co. of Catoosa should begin work around Nov. 1. The project should take about a year to complete.

The work is part of a larger project that eventually will include the reconfiguration of the Lindsey Street exit.

Work currently is underway on a redesign of the I-35/Main Street interchange, which has forced the closure of exit and entrance ramps at that location. That work won't be completed until the summer of 2014, Clour said.

State officials have said no work on the Lindsey Street interchange will begin until the Main Street project is complete.

A continuing widening project at the Canadian River Bridge, south of SH 9E, also is affecting traffic. North- and southbound I-35 is narrowed to two lanes in each direction while work on the bridge is completed. That work should be finished by January, Clour said.