Traffic signal work to take place at Boyd Street & Berry Road

A replacement process for traffic signals at Boyd Street and Berry Road will begin by a contractor May 16, 2022, which may cause traffic delays in the area for motorists.

The replacement entails a design change and is being made as a proactive safety measure. Traffic signals were examined following a 2012 tornado in Norman leading City staff to discover “clam-shell” designed traffic signals at several intersections – areas in which the mast arms of traffic signals, due to design and installation, are prone to rotate and change direction in high winds. As part of its operating budget, the Traffic Control Division has had recurring funds to replace discovered uprights and mast arms one intersection at a time. The intersection of Boyd Street with Berry Road represents the fourth of six intersections to be addressed.

“Traffic Control Division staff has been looking forward to the conclusion of all six projects since 2012,” said David Riesland, Transportation Engineer for the City of Norman. “The progress has been slow, but the results will be a much better system for our citizens.”

The work early next week will involve the digging and pouring of new holes for the footings for the replacement uprights and mast arms. The contractor – Traffic Signals, Inc. (TSI) – will have appropriate traffic control in place to assist motorists through this work zone as they navigate, corner by corner, around the intersection. The full scope of work is expected to take several weeks. Motorists should drive with caution in the area.

Questions may be directed to or 405.217.7762.