By Ricky Harness
Work on the Sixth Street project has begun. You may have noticed some construction activity on or near Sixth Street. Both Oklahoma Natural Gas (ONG) and Pavers have been conducting initial work that will allow the project to get fully underway. ONG lowered several gas lines that cross Sixth Street to allow for replacement of the road bed and installation of storm water drain lines. Pavers, the firm awarded the Sixth Street project, has been surveying the project site, removing trees and conducting some initial ground work in preparation for the project to begin in earnest.
The project will include seven blocks of Sixth Street from Main Street south to Bird Street. The project will replace the road bed and driving surface, install curb and gutter as well as drain lines and will install sidewalks on the west side of Sixth Street from Main Street to Bird Street. Closing off roads will begin this week two blocks at a time beginning on the south end of the project. Those barricades will be for through traffic. Residents will be allowed to bypass the road blocks for access to their homes. The project has a performance period of 180 days and will be completed in early August.
We encourage residents and drivers in the area to be patient and pay close attention to the road blocks and any signage as traffic patterns will adjust as the work progresses.
There will be some inconveniences during the project, but we ask residents and drivers to focus on the improvements that will be in place when the project is completed. If you have questions regarding the project don’t hesitate to call City Hall at (580)369-3333.
By Ricky Harness