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Major roadway improvements coming to Sand Springs

Posted at 2:35 PM, Jan 09, 2020

SAND SPRINGS — According to the City of Sand Springs, as early as next week road construction will begin along south portions of Main Street.

As part of a cost share program, Oklahoma's Department of Transportation's $7.7 million project will allow Main Street to be widened from 1st Street, southward to Morrow Road.

Main Street, south of Morrow Road, will tie Highway 97 from the east. Officials say a traffic signal will also be added to the intersection of Main Street and Highway 97.

Officials say the creation of the Lincoln On-Ramp Connector will provide traffic to connect to eastbound Highway 412.

“Sand Springs is growing, and we are committed to keeping pace with rising traffic needs in our community,” stated Mayor Jim Spoon. “We are very appreciative of the benefits the City will receive through participation in ODOT’s cost share program.”

“The Main Street Improvement project will upgrade the efficient flow of traffic during peak travel times,” stated City Manager Elizabeth Gray. “The traffic loop and additional traffic signal will also provide an alternative route for school buses and safety personnel.”

Officials say a portion of the funds will be dedicated to storm water and sewer drainage as well as for water and sewer line extensions.

Officials say the completion of the project is estimated at 18 months.

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