Work starts on Adams Boulevard widening project

Contractors for the Silver Lake Village development have begun work on the Adams Boulevard widening project. Turn lanes and a traffic control signal in the area will accommodate an increased traffic load once retail development in the area is complete, Director of Engineering Micah Siemers said recently.

“Once it’s finished, there will be a right turn lane for westbound traffic and a left turn lane for eastbound traffic turning into the Cooper Dog Park/Lee Lake area on the north side of Adams, and there will be a right turn lane for eastbound traffic and a left lane for westbound traffic turning into the Silver Lake Village, on the south side of the roadway,” Siemers said.

The affected portion of Adams Boulevard is owned and maintained by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, but KSL Dirt Works, contracted for work on the Silver Lake Village development project, is completing the road work, Siemers said.

“KSL is contracted to do the work and the City will do the inspections and be responsible for maintenance of the signals, but ODOT will actually own the roadway and signal once the project is complete,” he said.

The road portion of the project is expected to take approximately two months to complete. The contractor has ordered the traffic signal equipment, which is likely eight to 12 weeks out on delivery, Siemers said.