Months-long road resurfacing project in Broken Arrow set to begin on Aspen Avenue

Posted at 5:07 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 06:46:00-04

Beginning Monday, Aspen Avenue (South 145th East Avenue) will undergo a street resurfacing project.

The project begins just north of Washington Street (East 91st Street) and will continue north to Kenosha Street (East 71st Street).

The project on Aspen Avenue replaces the old roadway surface with a new asphalt overlay.

According to the City of Broken Arrow, the contractor will do patch work, remark the road and adjust pedestrian signals at Aspen Avenue and Kenosha Street and at Aspen Avenue and Detroit Street.

The city reminds drivers to be cautious during the project, which could take five months.

"We appreciate drivers' patience while we improve this major arterial road in Broken Arrow," said City Manager Michael Spurgeon in a press release. "The finished product will offer a much smoother drive for everyone, but we need to get through construction first. The end result will be worth the short-lived inconvenience."

The $1.6 million project, slated to be completed in December weather pending, is paid for with a 2011 general obligation bond and sales tax capital improvement funds, according to the city.