By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
A large resurfacing project will begin next week on Reno Ave. in Midwest City.
The project includes resurfacing 1.2 miles of Reno Ave. between Midwest Blvd. and Blake Dr., just east of Douglas Blvd.
Crews plan to start the project as soon as July 5, weather permitting.
Motorists can expect delays, but one lane will remain open in each direction, according to city officials.
Road crews will start by working on the curbing and inlets. The impact will be greater once crews start the resurfacing portion of the project. Street returns along E. Reno Ave. will be impacted as they replace the approaches, particularly at Towry and Woodside drives.
The project includes work on the box culvert “bridge” that carries traffic on Reno Blvd. over Soldier Creek, near Joe B. Barnes Regional Park. Crews will replace the guardrail and parapet walls.
A pedestrian bridge in the park, just south of Reno Ave., will also be replaced as part of the project. A new prefabricated bridge will be brought in by truck and placed alongside the existing bridge. Once the new bridge is constructed, the existing one will be removed. A date has not yet been set for the pedestrian bridge.
Work at the major intersections of Reno Ave. and Midwest and Douglas boulevards will be limited to patching and road striping.
The $2.7 million project will be funded with state and local dollars. Midwest City will pay 20% of the cost. SAC Services Inc. was awarded the contract after submitting the low bi which was 12% above the engineer’s estimate of $2.4 million.