The final phase of the Alameda Street Widening Project from 36th Avenue East to east of 48th Avenue East is now substantially complete and open to traffic. Minor grading, sodding, signage and striping will be completed under traffic over the next few weeks. This work may result in minor traffic delays. Residents should be mindful of this continued work when travelling through the active construction site.
History of the Project
The City of Norman conducted a bid opening on December 16, 2021, for the Alameda Street Widening Project, located from Ridge Lake Boulevard to east of 48th Avenue East. The low bidder was Silver Star Construction, Inc. of Moore, Oklahoma in the amount of $3,616,910.70. City Council approved the award of this project on January 25, 2022. This project had a delayed start date to allow the private utility companies enough time to relocate their utilities in conflict with this project. Silver Star began work on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. This project was constructed in two separate phases. The Urban Project Phase from Ridge Lake Boulevard to east of 36th Avenue East and The Rural Project Phase from east of 36th Avenue East to east of 48th Avenue East. The urban phase was completed and opened to traffic on December 16, 2022. The rural phase was closed to through traffic on January 9, 2023, between 36th Avenue and 48th Avenue East. The 48th Avenue East intersection, which is the last segment of the rural project, was closed for reconstruction on June 21, 2023.
Improvements for the Alameda Street Project included:
- Complete reconstruction and widening of East Alameda Street from 2 lanes to 3 lanes between Ridge Lake Boulevard and 36th Avenue S.E.
- Complete reconstruction and addition of 10-foot shoulders to East Alameda Street between 36th Avenue S.E. and 48th Avenue S.E.
- Intersection improvements at East Alameda Street/36th Avenue S.E. and East Alameda Street/48th Avenue S.E.
- Continuous sidewalks on the south side of East Alameda Street to 36th Avenue S.E.
- Storm drainage improvements