Traffic Talk: Road work schedules sometimes overlap

Don Gammill: Road project on northwest side nearing completion
by Don Gammill Modified: September 16, 2013 at 10:00 am •  Published: September 16, 2013
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Travel most any direction in the metro area and you'll find some sort of maintenance or construction project.

It's a never-ending job. There's always something to do or something being done, as in most any city of any size.

At times, however, a project is halted for one reason or another.

I am writing to find out about the construction at the Memorial and MacArthur northbound. Last time you updated this, the project was on schedule. It just seems nothing is moving on this project. To make matters worse, the intersection on Memorial and northbound Rockwell is closed for widening I believe, meaning you must go to Council to go north to avoid construction. This is a major obstacle for people trying to go north from Memorial. It would seem we should finish one project before shutting down these two northbound arteries.

Jae

Shannon Cox, public information and marketing manager for Oklahoma City's Public Works Department, has your answer, Jae.

She says: “The intersection of Memorial and MacArthur is set to have the final layer of asphalt placed Friday, weather permitting, and (that) would complete the project.

“The widening at Memorial and Rockwell was originally held up due to utility relocations and caused the start date to be delayed. At this time, the two projects will overlap for a few weeks. We apologize for the inconvenience to traffic.”

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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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