The Norman Transcript

Homepage

February 9, 2014

Buses offering rides on detour route between Lexington and Purcell

NORMAN — LEXINGTON – Transit buses carrying passengers back and forth on the hour-long detour route between Lexington and Purcell began service Friday afternoon.

The schedule, posted on www.okladot.state.ok.us, lists 10 weekday buses begining at 6 a.m. in Purcell at the Flex Works parking lot, 605 S. Green Avenue and arriving in Lexington at the First Baptist Church, 900 E. Broadway.

The weekend schedule includes eight different times beginning at 7 a.m. on both sides of the bridge. Normal fee is $2 but ODOT is subsidizing the trip making all rides free. The buses are ADA compliant.

State officials enlisted the help of transit services throughout the state to provide the service after the Highway 77/39 bridge over the Canadian River was closed Jan. 31. Repairs are expected to begin Feb. 14.

Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday said she expected the repairs to take up to four months but the 3,800 foot long bridge could be reopened to cars before that. If cars alone are allowed to pass, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol will monitor the traffic to make sure no trucks pass on the 76-year-old span.

The bus service is being sponsored by ODOT in cooperation with Delta Public Transit of Lindsay, KIBOIS Area Transit System of Stigler and Red River Transportation Service of Frederick.

Breaking news, severe weather alerts, AMBER alerts, sports scores from The Norman Transcript are available as text messages right to your phone or mobile device. You decide which type of alerts you want to receive. Find out more or to signup, click here.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Headlines

Sports

Opinion

Features

Must Read

Editorials

Video
Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Amphibious Landing Practice in Hawaii Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA
Business
Photos


Facebook