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June 4, 2014

City briefs

NORMAN — Pavement replacement

Today, A-Tech Paving, working under contract with the city, will replace the concrete pavement and curb/gutter in the northbound lanes of 36th Avenue Southwest from Willowbend Road to south of Main Street as part of the Annual Pavement Maintenance Program.

Because 36th Avenue will be narrowed to one lane of traffic for southbound travel, northbound 36th Avenue will be detoured to accommodate the concrete paving operations.

The recommended detour route is Western View/Cherry Creek Drive and Main Street. Traffic control devices will aid the traveling public through the work zone. Construction will be completed by June 13.

For more information, contact City Project Manager Greg Hall at 329-2524 or email

Boyd Street closed

Today, Central Contracting Services — under contract with the city — will close Boyd Street to through traffic between Ponca Avenue and Oklahoma Avenue to replace the existing concrete pavement.

The recommended detour route will be Ponca Avenue, Macy Street and Oklahoma Avenue. Traffic control devices will be placed to aid the traveling public. Construction is estimated to be completed by July 3.

For more information, contact City Project Manager Greg Hall at 329-2524 or email

Fire district gains new rating

The Cedar Country Fire Protection District in eastern Cleveland County recently announced an improved protection rating that will lower property insurance premiums for many rural residents.

The International Organization for Standardization assigned an improved Public Protection Classification Level 6 effective Aug. 1 for properties within five road miles of the district’s two fire stations on 180th Street Southeast near Post Oak and Slaughterville roads, respectively.

One insurance agent who writes policies in the district has estimated that homeowner premiums will decrease by approximately 50 percent for the qualified properties.

— Transcript Staff

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