Beginning Tuesday, November 1, 2022, the Alameda Street/36th Avenue East intersection will be closed for approximately one month, weather permitting, to reconstruct the entire intersection at one time as a part of the Alameda Street Widening Project. Detour routes will be installed prior to the closure of this intersection.
The segment of Alameda Street immediately west of this intersection that is currently closed, between Ridge Lake Boulevard and 36th Avenue East, is expected to reopen upon completion of work in early December.
Questions may be directed to the Department of Public Works at (405) 366-5453.
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 will be constructed in two separate phases. The Urban Project Phase will be from Ridge Lake Boulevard to east of 36th Avenue East. The Rural Project Phase will be from east of 36th Avenue East to east of 48th Avenue East. The City of Norman is administering the construction of this project.
Proposed improvements for the Alameda Street Project include:
- Widening East Alameda Street from 2 lanes to 3 lanes between Ridge Lake Boulevard and 36th Avenue S.E.
- Adding 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 water improvements