NORMAN — This afternoon, Stubbeman Avenue will be open to traffic on the north side of Robinson Street. This is a major milestone of the city’s Robinson Street Underpass (Grade Separation) Project, which began construction on June 14, 2010.
All of the roadway work associated with the Robinson Street Underpass Project is complete.
The remaining construction items include staining the north retaining wall on Robinson Street, constructing Legacy Trail along the north side of Robinson Street and excavating a stormwater detention basin and final grading. This work is scheduled to be complete before the end of November.
The Robinson Street Underpass Project from 500 feet west of Flood Avenue to 500 feet east of Stubbeman Avenue is a $25 million street improvement project approved by the Norman voters as Proposition No. 1 in the March 2005 Bond Election.
Proposition No. 1 also included railroad safety improvements to the Duffy Street/BNSF crossing in downtown Norman. Those improvements were completed in 2009.
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is administering the construction of the Robinson Street Underpass Project. The prime contractor is Manhattan Road and Bridge Company of Oklahoma City.
Additional questions may be directed to Mr. John Clink, city of Norman Public Works Department, at 366-5424.