Cardinal Named 2016 Gold Winner for Cedar Lane Road Project by both American Public Works Association and American Concrete Pavement Association
March 3, 2016
The 1.5 mile Cedar Lane Road Improvement Project between 12th Avenue SE and 36th Avenue SE is a $9.8 million street improvement project sponsored by the City of Norman. East Cedar Lane Road from 12th Avenue to ½ mile east of 24th Avenue was reconstructed and widened from an existing 2-lane road to a 4-lane curb and gutter section with two integrated 5-foot wide bicycle lanes. This Bicycle Route is an ‘Advanced Route’ as designated by the City of Norman Bike Master Plan. The project included an at-grade crossing of the BNSF railroad as well as intersection improvements at US Highway 77 (Classen Boulevard). Signalization of 12th Street and US Highway 77 intersection was also a part of the design. Additional important design features of the Cedar Lane Road Improvement Project include: “Complete Streets” theme, full-depth concrete pavement, improved railroad crossing/signals/gates, new traffic signal and double left turn lanes at Cedar Lane Road and 12th Avenue SE, continuous accessible sidewalks on both sides of Cedar Lane Road, colored on-street bike lanes, railroad Quiet Zone improvements at BNSF crossing, enhanced storm water system, and upgraded/relocated utility systems.