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96th Avenue NE to close between Arrowhead and East Tecumseh Thursday

Thursday at approximately 9 a.m., 96th Avenue NE will close between Arrowhead Drive and East Tecumseh Road for a project that includes installing cross drains and grading along this mile segment of the roadway. The portion of the construction that requires closure of the road is expected to take two weeks. The entire project should be complete by August, weather permitting.

Signs will be in place to direct motorists to detour around the construction during the first portion of the project. Local access to nearby homes will be provided as well as access for school buses. Bus routes may be delayed as a result of the road closure.

This project is one of several Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Relief (CDBG-DR) projects in rural Norman.

The contractor for the project is Silver Star Construction Company.

Questions can be directed to Tim Miles, capital projects engineer, at (405)366-5454.



The 96th Avenue NE Reconstruction Project is one of nine City of Norman CDBG-Disaster Relief Projects (CDBG-DR) in east Norman. The City of Norman applied for grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (ODOC), and received approximately $17 million dollars to repair roads impacted by the 2012 wildfire and 2013 tornado debris removal. The projects will update the stormwater culverts to meet current City of Norman design standards, widen and reconstruct the roadways with a stabilized base and new asphalt surface, clear the rights-of-way of vegetation, and realign the roadway in some locations. All nine projects have varied construction schedules and are anticipated to be completed by March of 2018.  Motorists will be notified as the various projects begin construction. Atkins North America is administering the construction of these projects on behalf of the City of Norman.

The list of projects includes:

108th Avenue SE – Etowah Road to SH-9E

120th Avenue SE – Etowah Road to SH-9E

Tecumseh Road – 84th Avenue NE to 120th Avenue NE

84th Avenue NE – Tecumseh Road to Franklin Road

96th Avenue NE – Arrowhead Road to Tecumseh Road

Rock Creek Road – 108th Avenue NE to 120th Avenue NE

84th Avenue NE – Rock Creek Road extending north 1/3 miles

120th Avenue NE – Tecumseh Road to Stella Road

Stella Road – 132nd Avenue NE to 144th Avenue NE