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Posted on: December 31, 2019

Your Money at Work: Streets and Stormwater Department

9th and Reno

Thanks to your tax dollars and the hardworking people in the City’s Operations Department, Broken Arrow became a better place to live, work, and go to school. With the start of the New Year, let’s review a few of the projects completed by our Streets and Stormwater Department in 2019. 

New Construction. Two new construction projects completed this year include a 23rd Street turn lane and a new segment of roadway on Reno Street from 9th to 10th Streets.

The 23rd Street project added a southbound turn lane to County Line Road, permitting motorists to turn west onto Albany Street near the Broken Arrow High School. 

School traffic caused stacking issues for motorists heading southbound on County Line Road, creating the need for additional capacity. The completion of the project alleviated the stacking traffic issues and increased the capacity for other traffic around the high school near several residential neighborhoods. The cost of this project was $50,000 and funded by the voter-approved Street Sales Tax.

The Reno Street project is helping alleviate traffic congestion near 9th Street and Hillside Drive, as a part of a long-term plan to improve the traffic flow along the 9th Street corridor.  The $150,000 funding for this project came from the voter-approved Street Sales Tax. 

Resurfacing Projects

In addition to the new construction projects, the Streets Division also completed eight resurfacing projects: Angus Acres Addition ($131,608), Kenwood Hills Addition ($235,000), Arrow Acres ($235,000), West Park Addition ($44,949), Country Club Estates ($128,495), Leland Acres ($53,907), Willow Springs ($261,917), and Willow Springs 5th Addition ($192,161). These projects were funded by the voter-approved Street Sales Tax.


Concrete Panel Replacement. These projects consist of removing damaged concrete, assessing the subgrade for base failures, compacting the subgrade, doweling in rebar to existing concrete, and then pouring the new concrete. This year, the City completed eight of these types of projects: 6100 Center ($15,000), Vandever 6th (184,800), Aspen Pond ($54,407), Forest Ridge ($38,555), Millicent Pond ($54,202.50), South Brook 1st Addition ($38,555), Stacy Lynn VII Addition ($57,815) and Pembrooke Park ($157,500).  All of these concrete panel replacement projects were funded by the voter-approved Street Sales Tax.

Traffic Division Projects. This calendar year, 12 traffic signal projects, which include the addition of a traffic control system or cabinet at each location, were completed totaling $1,080,458.  These projects were also funded by the voter-approved Street Sales Tax.

Stormwater Division Projects. Also completed in 2019 were four stormwater projects: Poplar and Oakridge Bridge Replacement ($155,000), Rushbrooke-Creek Erosion Repair ($21,955.60), and Kansas Street/County Line Estates Sidewalk Relocation ($25,934.18). 

These projects were funded by the Broken Arrow Municipal Authority (BAMA). The Rain Garden project, across the street from Broken Arrow High School, had a budget amount of $25,000 and was funded by the voter-approved 2018 General Obligation Bond. This project provides an outdoor education experience for students. 

Municipal construction projects require an immense amount of time, planning, and design. Obtaining right-of-ways and moving utilities to prevent damage to the area during construction can be very time-consuming. We always appreciate public patience as we work through the process.

 

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