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Work Continues On 52nd, Other Projects

Work Continues On 52nd, Other Projects

The Lawton Constitution
Sun, 04/22/2018 - 3:34am
Kim McConnell

The infrastructure work associated with a west Lawton arterial expansion remains under way.

The Southwest 52nd Street project is designed to expand the street to three lanes (two travel lanes and a center turn lane) between West Gore Boulevard and the railroad tracks one-half mile to the south. The $6.144 million renovation project, awarded to T&G Construction in 2017, includes extensive infrastructure work: most notably, relocation of waterlines and a new stormwater drainage system to funnel water from south of West Gore Boulevard to the Wolf Creek channel on the north side of Gore.

That stormwater work is the largest reason for traffic lane closures that are rerouting drivers and affecting residents in the area. City Manager Jerry Ihler said the project involves installation of a 66-inch storm pipe and that installation is why Northwest 53rd Street is closed between West Gore Boulevard and the bridge to Wolf Creek to the north. Ihler said city officials already know the project will be more extensive than originally planned.

The road surface of Northwest 53rd Street is sloughing off as construction crews work, and Ihler said the city probably will replace the street between West Gore Boulevard and the bridge. That area already is closed to all but local traffic, although residents said those who make deliveries and provide residential services also are allowed to access the area... FULL ARTICLE

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