Short term improvements include construction of left turn lanes and left turn signal phasing. The project is funded with 100% City funds estimated at $2,409,522.
May 2017 Update:
City has awarded this project to Cimarron Construction Company of Oklahoma City in the amount of $2,599,332.30. A pre-construction meeting was held with the contractor to discuss construction issues. Contractor started work on May 9, 2017. The contract time is 120 calendar days. Contractor will be working at both intersections at the same time.
Covell Widening, Fairfax to I-35 Southbound on/off ramp
This project will widen Covell to a four-lane divided roadway. There will be a section of widening east of Sooner six lanes wide to accommodate future commercial development. There will be left and right turn lanes at major commercial driveways. The project also includes widening the intersection of Covell and Sooner and will include a signal light as well as street lighting throughout the project along with 10 foot wide multi-use paths on both sides of the street.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation has awarded this project to Allen Contracting Inc. in the amount of $11,798,388. Work began on July 20, 2015. The contract time is 310 calendar days. Contractor is to maintain 1 through lane on Covell and on Sooner at all times during construction. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during construction.
May 2017 Update:
Project is substantially complete. All lanes of traffic are open. City will be conducting a final inspection to determine whether we will accept the project or list items that need further attention.