Norman Traffic and Road Construction
Interstate 35 and Lindsey Street in Norman are currently under construction. With the arrival of football season, SoonerSports.com has posted a map to guide visitors to the stadium.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation project: Interstate 35/Lindsey Interchange
The project started in March 2015 and is expected to be completed in about two years.
-Reconstruct the north half of the Interstate 35/SH-9 East interchange with new ramps and connect Ed Noble Parkway from Lindsey St. to SH-9 East
-Reconstruct the I-35/Lindsey St. interchange as a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) similar to the new Main St. interchange, which features longer on- and off-ramps at I-35, a wider bridge and single array of traffic signals on top of the bridge to allow large volumes of traffic to negotiate the area
-Widen I-35 to six lanes from south of Main St. to the South Canadian River, completing the widening of I-35 between Oklahoma City and Norman
-The City of Norman is partnering with Oklahoma Department of Transportation to construct a drainage structure and add artwork and landscaping to the new Lindsey St. bridge to reflect the Cherokee Gothic style of architecture at the University of Oklahoma
Impact to Traffic
Two lanes of northbound and southbound I-35 will remain open to traffic in each direction during construction, as well as the Lindsey St. and SH-9 on- and off-ramps; however, some nighttime lane and ramp closures will be necessary.
Drivers may expect congestion and delays, especially during morning and evening rush hour. Drivers should consider using US-77 and SH-77H (Sooner Rd.) as detour routes. A signed detour will be provided Lindsey St. will be closed to through traffic at I-35 later in the project for construction of the new bridge.
City of Norman Lindsey St. project
Simultaneously, the City of Norman will be completing the Lindsey Street Bond Project, widening the street from 24th Ave. SW to Berry Rd. and improving drainage, access, and streetscape. Read up on the latest timeline here.
Lindsey Street between Berry Road and Pickard Avenue will be closed to replace the Imhoff Creek Bridge beginning in July 2016. The new bridge is expected to be complete in mid-October.
The project aims to:
-Widen West Lindsey Street from three to five lanes
-Add a new bridge over Imhoff Creek
-Continuous sidewalks on both sides of the street
-Access management to adjacent properties
-Multi-modal improvements including bicycle lanes
-Aesthetic enhancements including decorative pavement, landscaping, and roadway lighting
-Accessibility for disabled individuals
-Storm water improvements