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Voters to consider 19-project, $72M transportation bond

Voters to consider 19-project, $72M transportation bond

The Norman Transcript
By Caleb Slinkard | Transcript Editor  
Mar 24, 2019

On April 2, Norman voters will consider a $72 million, 19 project transportation bond that would fund a variety of projects throughout the city.

If passed, the bond would not result in a property tax increase, and would allow the city to potentially gain access to $67 million in federal transportation dollars to assist in funding the projects. City Engineer Scott Sturtz described the bond as the next step in the city’s efforts to improve corridors and widen streets to both alleviate current congestion and prepare for expected growth.

“There are five special corridor/streetscape projects [in the bond], where we intend to go in and do something unique with that corridor. For instance, Lindsey Street between Elm and Pickard, we want to go in there and make it a better corridor for different modes of traffic,” Sturtz said. “Then we do have your more traditional capacity projects, but even with those we always want to do a complete street with the needs of pedestrians, bicycles and buses in mind, as well as ensure they’re ADA compliant.” FULL ARTICLE

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