Roundabout at SE 29th and Westminster among potential projects
By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City is seeking funding for several road and sidewalk projects.
The city plans to submit more than $28 million worth of potential projects to be considered for future federal funding.
The nine projects include resurfacing several arterial streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, as well as plans for a roundabout at SE 29th St. and Westminster Rd.
The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments is developing a four-year Transportation Improvement Plan that includes projects submitted by municipalities and government entities in the metro area. ACOG ranks and reviews the projects and helps award federal funding.
“This is to make it eligible to apply for ACOG grants,” said Brandon Bundy, director of engineering and construction services for Midwest City.
The projects are slated to be selected in February and would be funded in fiscal year 2026-27.
If a project is funded, the city will be obligated to fund the local match, acquire right of way, and complete necessary utility relocations.
The city council approved federal aid programming resolutions for the projects at the Oct. 24 meeting so they can be considered for federal funding. Projects include:
• Resurface Air Depot Blvd. from SE 15th St. to Reno Ave. including rebuilding intersection of Air Depot and Reno. ($8.52 million)
• Resurface Post Rd. between Reno Ave. and NE 10th St. ($780,000)
• Repave SE 29th St. between Douglas Blvd. and Westminster Rd., add a signal at the Multi-Athletic Complex, and a roundabout at the intersection of SE 29th St. and Westminster Rd. ($7.15 million)
• Repave SE 15th St. from Midwest Blvd. to Douglas Blvd. as well as trail and sidewalk improvements. ($5.32 million)
• Construct new sidewalks at various locations. ($2.1 million, $1.82 million)
• Upgrade signals at various locations to improve pedestrian access and safety. ($1.24 million, $1.28 million)
• Restripe various locations. ($580,000)