By Jeff Harrison
Midwest City Beacon
Midwest Boulevard will get a little TLC.
The Oklahoma Transportation Commission approved a nearly $5.5 million resurfacing project on Midwest Blvd. that will repave three miles of roadway, improve drainage and create ADA compliant sidewalks.
The project includes Midwest Blvd. between SE 29th and NE 10th streets. Crews will mill the existing road surface and repave with asphalt.
New sidewalks will better connect residents with the community, said Bryce Boyer, public information officer with ODOT.
“These sidewalks will provide better access to community resources like Midwest City Elementary School, Midwest City Hall, and to the city’s extensive trail network,” he said.
Silver Star Construction Company, Inc. was awarded a $5,574,000 contract for the project at the Nov. 6 meeting of the Oklahoma Transportation Commission. The winning bid came in about 8% over the estimate of $5,150,640. TJ Campbell Construction Company, Ellsworth Construction and Rudy Construction also submitted bids.
The project is in partnership with the City of Midwest City and Association of Central Oklahoma Governments through its Transportation Improvement Plan.
Roadwork is expected to start in February or March and will take about 8 ½ months to complete. Brandon Bundy, Director of Engineering and Construction Services for Midwest City, said the project includes three miles of new sidewalks and drainage work. He said the paving work shouldn’t take as long.
The project is funded through a partnership between the City of Midwest, ODOT and Association of Central Oklahoma Governments. It includes a $3.9 million Surface Transportation Block Grant, $500,000 in Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and about $1.6 million in matching funds from Midwest City.
ODOT administers funding and oversees the project.