Traffic Talk: Learn the routes

Don Gammill: Familiarity with main streets, highways can make travel to most anywhere an easier journey
by Don Gammill Published: August 5, 2013

Since his days, and since I first moved to the metro, the streets and highways have continued to change. There still are the popular routes with names we all know, but many of them have gotten bigger.

Remember, growth brings needs.

By the way ...

Here's a question about one of those Oklahoma City routes.

Do you know if there are any plans to redo the May Avenue bridge over Northwest Expressway? That bridge looks like a section of the old I-40. Also, the north-south roads of May north of 50th, south of 63rd seem to have gotten worse with all of the rain we have been getting. Is it a drainage issue? Thanks in advance.


Thanks for the question, Gary.

City Traffic Engineer Stuart Chai says, regarding the May Avenue bridge over Northwest Expressway in the very near future: “This fall, the city has plans to repair asphalt patches, seal longitudinal cracks and remove, straighten and replace the handrail under the city's bridge rehabilitation unit price contract.”

That should help.

Enjoy your week and drive safely.

by Don Gammill
General Assignment Editor and Columnist
Don Gammill is general assignment editor and columnist. A native of Ponca City, he graduated from Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma). While in college, he was a sports stringer for The Oklahoma City Times....
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