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Norman's $42.6 million bond package passes

A $42.6 million bond package to correct flooding and traffic problems passed with 61.37 of the vote.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: August 28, 2012 at 11:50 pm •  Published: August 29, 2012
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The plan is to correct flooding problems on W Lindsey Street, W Main Street and Franklin Road. Some of the flooding has plagued motorists and residents for the past 40 years, officials said.

On W Lindsey Street, plans are to widen from three to five lanes one mile of roadway between Berry and 24th Avenue and add major stormwater improvements, particularly at McGee Drive, where people call the intersection “Lake McGee.” The project will also tie in with the Interstate 35 and Lindsey interchange project.

Councilman Tom Kovach said fixing “Lake McGee” was the main reason he ran for office.

“I wanted a solution to Lake McGee,” he said. “I pledged I would be the voice echoing Lake McGee until something was done about it.”

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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