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February 21, 2013

I-35 and Main Street construction update

NORMAN — Beginning on Monday, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation will close the on and off ramps on the north side of the I-35 and Main Street Interchange for three to six weeks. The closure will allow the contractor to tie in the new ramps on the north side of the interchange with I-35.  After the current work on the new ramps is complete, ODOT will reopen the ramps to traffic on the north side of the interchange. Closure of the existing ramps at this time will allow the contractor to remain ahead of schedule and may contribute to the early completion of the project in December 2013.  The current ODOT construction contract provides incentive pay to the contractor for early completion of the project.

Recommended detour routes:

· Northbound traffic on I-35 wishing to go west on Main Street should exit I-35 at Lindsey Street and take 36th Avenue Southwest to Main Street

· Southbound traffic on I-35 wishing to go west on Main Street should exit I-35 at Robinson Street and take 36th Avenue Northwest to Main Street

· Southbound traffic on I-35 wishing to go east on Main Street should exit I-35 at Robinson Street and take 24th Avenue Northwest to Main Street

· Westbound traffic on Main Street wishing to go south on I-35 should take 24th Avenue Southwest to Lindsey Street to access I-35

· Westbound traffic on Main Street wishing to go north on I-35 should take 24th Avenue Northwest to Robinson Street to access I-35

· Eastbound traffic on Main Street wishing to go north I-35 should take 36th Avenue Northwest to Robinson Street to access I-35.

Ramps remaining open:

· Eastbound Main Street to southbound I-35

· Northbound I-35 to eastbound Main Street

Construction on the I-35/Main Street Interchange Project began on Jan.. 7. This is a $30 million construction project awarded to a joint venture of Allen Contracting and Manhattan Road and Bridge of Oklahoma City. The project has an estimated completion date of March 2014.  The construction contract allows the contractor to earn early completion incentive pay at $15,000 a day with a maximum of 100 days. The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is administering the construction of this project.

 

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