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May 22, 2014

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NORMAN — Water reuse bill advances to governor

 A proposal that will enable water districts and municipalities to more efficiently undertake water reuse projects will move to the desk of the governor.

Sen. Rob Standridge, author of Senate Bill 1187, said reuse should be an important part of the state’s long-term vision for water. The bill establishes policy to facilitate reuse projects. Under the measure, the Department of Environmental Quality will be required to issue approval or disapproval of water reuse project applications.

Street closing on Boyd

City crews will close the westbound outside lane of west Boyd Street and the adjacent sidewalk for one half block between Debar Avenue and Asp Avenue beginning at midnight tonight.

For public safety concerns, crews will remove two oak trees in the area that are diseased and potentially hazardous to the public. The street and sidewalk will be reopened before 6 a.m. Friday. Replacement trees will be planted in the area later this fall.

For more information, call Bill Ulch, city of Norman park superintendent, at 366-5478 or email bill.ulch@normanok.gov.  

Imhoff construction

The University of Oklahoma will reconstruct Imhoff Road from Chautauqua Avenue to Jenkins Avenue. When the project is done, the roadway pavement and curb and gutter will be replaced and improvements to the storm water system and lighted crosswalks to the Lloyd Noble Arena will be completed.

OU is administering the construction. The prime contractor is Allen Contracting. The project began May 13 and is anticipated to be completed in mid-August.

Beginning this week, the contractor will close Imhoff Road from Chautauqua Avenue to Jenkins Avenue for the duration of the project. The detour route for this closure will be State Highway 9. Signs will be placed to direct traffic along the detour route.

Additional questions may be directed to John Clink, capital projects manager, at 366-5424.

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