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Traffic Talk: Cost prohibited Edmond from widening Covell Road to Santa Fe

Don Gammill: Expense on Covell Road project prohibited doing bridges, intersection work at same time, Edmond city official says
By Don Gammill, Staff Writer Modified: May 25, 2014 at 6:26 pm •  Published: May 26, 2014

“This will need to be a stand-alone project in the future due to its cost. As a temporary improvement, we have budgeted some money for adding left turn lanes at this intersection in the upcoming budget year.”

That should help, Ken, don’t you think?

There are concerns on the south side of town, as well, such as this one.

Do you have any idea, or can you find out, if Oklahoma City has any plans on resurfacing the road between Interstate 240 and SW 89 on Bryant ... since the tornado last year and all the trucks hauling debris really tore the road up? Moore has fixed their part, but OKC hasn’t done a thing but patch it.

— Dale

Shannon Cox with the city of Oklahoma City has this for you, Dale:

“The portion of Bryant between SE 89 and SE 104 that was recently reconstructed is a city of Oklahoma City street. Before the tornado, federal aid had been procured to rebuild that street.

“Construction was delayed until after the debris removal was complete.

“As for the section of Bryant between I-240 and SE 89, it is scheduled to be widened with funding from the 2016 bond sale.

“Street crews will continue to provide maintenance with available resources until that time.”

Help is on the way, Dale.

By the way...

As I mentioned above, the vacation season is upon us and it’s time to pay attention as you travel.

There are several road projects under way in the state, in addition to all those in cities and towns. Watch out for work crews and help keep them safe, too.

Enjoy your week, and your holiday, and drive safely.


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