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On Monday, June 13th, construction will begin to widen Covell Road from Fairfax Boulevard to I-35. Widening will also occur on Sooner Road from 1000 feet north to 1000 feet south of Covell Road. This work is expected to last 310 calendar days with cooperative weather.
During this project, the following improvements will be made:
1. Roads in the project area will become four-lane divided concrete roadways to the north, south and west of the Covell & Sooner intersection.2. Covell will become a six-lane divided concrete roadway between Sooner and I-35.3. Left and right turn lanes will be constructed at Covell & Sooner as well as other major driveway locations.4. Signal lights will be installed along Covell at the intersections of Fairfax Boulevard, Sooner Road and Market Place.5. Ten foot wide multi-use paths will be constructed on both sides of the street.6. Decorative street lighting will be installed throughout the limits of the project.7. 7000 feet of drainage pipes and fifty new drainage grates will be installed.8. The intersection of Covell & Sooner will be raised approximately seven feet in elevation.
The road will remain open during construction, however temporary lanes will be built to accommodate construction activities. The speed limit will be reduced to 35 mph for the entire limits and duration of the project. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes as necessary.
This project is being administered and inspected by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) with Allen Contracting Inc. selected as the contractor. The total cost is $12,499,405.26 with ODOT providing 47% of the funding ($5,905,800.00) and the City of Edmond providing 53% of the funding ($6,593,605.26). The City of Edmond will have a representative available to discuss any pending issues/concerns with ODOT or Allen Contracting.