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Upcoming Lane Closures – West Robinson Street (Brookhaven Creek to 36th Avenue NW) – will Begin Next Week

The
Norman Utilities Authority (NUA) is in process of the replacing approximately
six miles of large diameter water line (WL) along Robinson Street. This WL
delivers water from the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in east Norman to the
Brookhaven Storage Tower and our customers in west Norman. The WL is 45 years
old and is made of ductile iron pipe that has deteriorated. Recent pipe
failures have occurred causing major traffic disruptions and unbudgeted repair
costs.

Central
Contracting Services, under contract with the Norman Utilities Authority (NUA),
has begun installing approximately 4,000 feet of new 30-inch waterline along
Robinson Street beginning just west of Rambling Oaks, extending west under
Brookhaven Creek, and across 36th Avenue NW to the Brookhaven Water
Storage Tower located just west of Brookdale Drive. The Phase II Robinson
Waterline Replacement
is a $2.85 million utility/roadway replacement
project and should be complete in January 2019 (weather permitting).

Extensive
closures of portions of Robinson Street will be required for the next 4 to 5
months while the work is completed. In general, the two southern-most lanes of
Robinson will be closed in the vicinity of the work; at least one lane of
traffic in each direction on Robinson will be kept open at all times.

Construction
will begin east of Brookhaven Creek and proceed westward to 36th Avenue NW. For
this phase of the work, construction activities may only occur at night between
9:00 PM and 7:00 AM Monday through Friday and at any time on weekends. During
these times, the two southern-most lanes of Robinson (east of 36th)
will be closed. As the work approaches the intersection of Robinson and 36th
Avenue NW, the northbound right turn lane of 36th Avenue NW will
also be closed.

During
daylight hours on Monday through Friday, work activities on Robinson will cease
and only one lane (the southernmost lane of Robinson) will be closed.

Local
access to adjacent properties will be maintained for the duration of the
project. Streets, driveways, and other business entrances may be temporarily
closed; however, the Contractor will maintain at least one means of access for
all commercial entities during their business hours. Driveways will be made
passable by filling the trench with gravel until permanent repairs can be
completed.

Warning
signs and detour signs will be placed to direct and assist the motoring public.
Where needed, detour signs will be placed to direct pedestrians/bicyclists to
cross Robinson and utilize sidewalks on the other side of Robinson. Additional
public notice of closures of Robinson and its adjoining streets will be issued
as required during project completion.

Drivers are urged to use alternate routes, as delays will be likely.

Questions
or comments may be directed to Mark Daniels, Utilities Engineer, at
405.366.5377 or mark.daniels@normanok.gov.

PLEASE SLOW DOWN AROUND ALL CONSTRUCTION AND WORK ZONES !!