Conceptual Design for the Widening of Lindsey Street

from I-35 to Berry Road

NORMAN, OKLAHOMA

CLIENT

University of Oklahoma

MARKET

Municipal Engineering

HIGHLIGHTS

2,673-LF of 16-in.

ductile iron pipe

 

382-LF of 20-in.

ductile iron pipe

 

25-LF of 20-in. steel pipe

CLIENT

Norman, Oklahoma

MARKET

State Transportation

Municipal Engineering

 

Cabbiness Engineering spearheaded the design team that contracted with the City of Norman to develop a comprehensive conceptual design to help support a city wide transportation bond issue in August 2012.

The City of Norman had a unique opportunity to address two problematic issues that had long plagued the West Lindsey Street Corridor from Interstate 35 to Berry Road: traffic congestion of a vital, fully developed urban arterial roadway and severe storm water flooding issues that disturbed businesses and residences, alike. Likewise, the opportunity to transform this corridor into a scenic and picturesque gateway for Norman and the University of Oklahoma was paramount to help promote re-vitalization of a critical transportation link.

This was the challenge laid at the feet of the City’s Public Works staff and the Cabbiness Engineering led design team. The conceptual plan required detailed design information conveyed into schematic plan views as well as three dimensional illustrations that depicted the look and function of the concept. Additionally, the conceptual plan needed realistic costs associated with the improvements to help guide the City’s staff toward sensible funding solutions to leverage state and federal funding sources.

Together, working with stakeholders and elected officials, the city staff and the design team developed a conceptual plan to widen West Lindsey Street to solve the following: current traffic congestion problems adequately, as well as safely handle future multi-modal transportation demand; solve storm water drainage problems and alleviate localized flooding of businesses and residences; address necessary utility relocations; identify and conceptually solve construction sequencing issues to minimize impact to existing businesses and the traveling public; and have an aesthetically pleasing, landscaped corridor that is vibrant and accessible to all users of West Lindsey Street.