Beginning Friday, August 6, a partial reopening of the south leg of Interstate Drive at Robinson Street will occur. Eastbound traffic will now be able to turn onto the newly constructed intersection for access to both southbound Interstate 35 and Interstate Drive. Also, southbound Interstate 35 exit ramp (110B) will be reopened and will allow access to eastbound Robinson Street. Until the new north leg of Interstate Drive at Robinson Street is reconstructed, some traffic movements cannot be allowed including westbound left turns from Robinson Street to southbound Interstate 35/Interstate Drive and westbound left turns for northbound drivers exiting southbound Interstate 35 exit ramp (110B) at Robinson Street. Detour signage will be modified to reflect these changes.
On or about Wednesday, August 11, the contractor will be ready to begin construction on Phase 2B, which is the new north leg of Interstate Drive connection to existing Interstate Drive north of Robinson Street. This will require the temporary closure of Interstate Drive north of Robinson Street. A posted detour route will be installed prior to the closure directing motorists to use Crossroads Boulevard and Pheasant Run Road during this phase.
History of the Project
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) conducted a bid opening on November 19, 2020, for the Robinson Street West of I-35 Project, located from I-35 to west of Rambling Oaks Drive/Cross Roads Boulevard intersection. The low bidder was Redlands Contracting, LLC. of Warr Acres, Oklahoma in the amount of $5,025,867.62. ODOT awarded this project at the December 7, 2020, Transportation Commission Meeting. This project has a 270-calendar day construction schedule. Taking into account weather days, staff estimates a winter 2021 completion. ODOT is administering the construction of this project because federal transportation funds are being used. They have contracted the day to day Construction Management to Jacobs of Oklahoma City.
The project involves the following items:
- Widen Robinson Street for the addition of right turn and left turn lanes
- Relocate & reconfigure Interstate Drive/Robinson Street intersection east of current location
- Intersection improvements to Crossroads Boulevard/Rambling Oaks Drive/Robinson Street intersection
- New street lights, traffic signals, street signs and traffic signal interconnect along the project
- Interstate 35 on and off ramp reconstruction south of Robinson Street
- Continuous sidewalks and accessibility
- Stormwater improvements