BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Bartlesville city officials estimate a project to widen a section of Hillcrest Drive and Price Road near Kane Hill Drive will finish this spring.
Giving an update on the work during the city council meeting on Monday, City of Bartlesville engineering director Terry Lauritsen said the 3-phase project begun last fall should see its completion in late March, weather permitting.
Lauritsen said he expects crews to finish the second phase next week in time to begin the final phase which includes new curb, gutter and asphalt work.
The scope of the project called for the removal of nearly a third of a mile of road surface in to complete a road realignment to increase the safety of the Hillcrest Drive, Price Road and Kane Hill Drive intersection – an junction that sees four to six accidents a year, according to city officials.
A detour currently in place sends traffic through the Hillcrest Heights subdivision.
The project is costing the city nearly $800,000.
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