That would increase the project by a minimum of one million dollars and force the city to purchase land due to the large size of the structure. I don’t think anyone would call that a “minor improvement.” And it begs the question. When do the minor improvements and increased costs end? What and where is financial responsibility, especially when it is being manipulated by individuals with experience in spending other people’s money, generating more debt for Norman homeowners to pay? Why have a vote at all if the ballot is entirely open-ended?
Any ballot issue sets goals for voters to consider, and the main goal for Lindsey is to move traffic more efficiently and safely into and out of the university area as well as that part of Norman.
Our city staff has advised us that the plan of four lanes and stoplights at intersections is the best one. We are likewise facing a time frame to tie in with ODOT’s construction on I-35.
Let’s improve the flow from Imhoff Creek, build a more efficient traffic pattern for Lindsey, and show the voters that their money is well spent.