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Some downtown Edmond roads to close

Edmond's downtown roads are to be closed for up to two years while the public safety center is constructed. The roads may be closed by the end of the week.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: September 4, 2013 at 9:30 am •  Published: September 3, 2013
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— Road closings necessary for construction of the new public safety center in downtown Edmond could take place by the end of the week.

The roads could be closed up to 720 calendar days, the amount of time contractor Timberlake Construction of Oklahoma City has to build the 70,000-square-foot building on the southeast corner of Littler Avenue and First Street.

The four-story building will be the home of police headquarters, public safety communications and emergency management operations.

Also being constructed is a building at 315 W 33rd St. that will house the crime lab and vehicle and evidence storage.

The public safety center complex will cost $27.5 million. Voters in October 2011 approved a half-cent sales tax for five years to pay for the two buildings.

Closings:

Littler Avenue from Second Street north to the alley on the north side of the police department and municipal courts.

The alley on the north side of FedEx Kinkos and Taco Bueno.

First Street between Boulevard and Littler Avenue.

First Street from Broadway to Littler Avenue will be open only to local traffic.

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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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