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Pools could open Memorial Day weekend

The City-owned Sooner and Frontier swimming pools are tentatively set to open for the season Memorial Day weekend — if work on the Sooner Pool Expansion Project doesn’t cause delays, Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said Monday.

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Lee Lake Complex to get new parking lots

The City Council on Monday approved a contract with CEC Corporation for engineering services on the project, which will consist of constructing new parking lots at Lee Lake and Cooper Dog Park, both of which are located in the Lee Lake Complex, 2200 S.E. Adams Blvd.

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Cherokee Bridge reconstruction underway

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is set to begin the Cherokee Bridge reconstruction project this week. The project includes replacing the State Highway 123 Bridge over the Caney River and realigning the bridge/intersection east of its current location.

The State-owned bridge is located north of the intersection of Hensley Boulevard and Cherokee Avenue. During the reconstruction process, the bridge/intersection will be realigned to Hensley Boulevard and Delaware Avenue, approximately one block east of the current location.

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City to provide utility service to new casino

The City of Bartlesville will provide wastewater infrastructure and services to the new Osage Casino currently under construction west of Bartlesville thanks to a vote of the Bartlesville City Council on Monday. The Osage Nation Gaming Enterprise is developing property for use as a casino, hotel and supporting food service approximately 1 mile west of Bartlesville along U.S. Highway 60 and has requested City sewer service for the property with a privately financed public improvement.

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Hydrant testing, flushing continues

Water Distribution crews began testing and flushing fire hydrants in the following zones last week. Flushing and testing will continue until all zones are complete.

Zone 1 — Oak Park Addition

Zone 2 — Will Rogers Street south to Hensley Boulevard, from the railroad tracks west to Highway 123.

Zone 6 — 11th Street south to Sand Creek, from the Caney River west to the railroad tracks.

Zone 8 — Kenwood south to Nowata Road, from the Caney River east to Washington Boulevard.

Flushing will occur from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until the areas are complete. Discoloration of water can occur during the testing and flushing process. Please use caution when laundering clothes.