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Traffic Talk: Progress requires inconvenience at times

Don Gammill: Be prepared to slow down, move over or find an alternative route if construction frustrates you
by Don Gammill Published: November 5, 2012

“That project will take longer as a bridge north of NW 192 has to be raised and replaced,” he said. “I estimate 15 months of construction for that stretch.”

Meanwhile, nearby ...

We often take 164th street (15th in Edmond) to Portland (State Highway 74). This street is now nicely four-laned from Western nearly to Penn, then from just west of Penn to May. When is the city going to finish that bottleneck at Penn?

— Fred

City officials said a water line relocation project, part of the widening project, is part of the problem. In addition, there is some temporary rerouting necessary.

The contractor has been building detours for the street widening, which means motorists need to pay close attention.

By the way ...

Watch those signs in and around any construction zone. When the sign says the lane you are in is ending, move over. Don't wait until the last minute.

At the least, you'll be frustrated. But you might not like how you are greeted by those who did follow directions.

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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