Progress is messy

Heights Drive is almost done after workers have spent the last few weeks laying down new asphalt. More road work will continue just to the west when new concrete panels go in on Silver Drive and then new asphalt on SW 89th Street. (Photographer/Victoria Middleton)

Heights Drive is almost done after workers have spent the last few weeks laying down new asphalt. More road work will continue just to the west when new concrete panels go in on Silver Drive and then new asphalt on SW 89th Street. (Photographer/Victoria Middleton)

Road work continues in city neighborhoods

Road improvements in Mustang are underway with one almost complete and two others about to start.

Assistant City Manager Justin Battles said a new asphalt overlay of Heights Drive is nearing completion and should be done the week of Aug. 8.

He said weather delayed the project some and the west side is complete and the east side is currently ongoing. Once finished though, drivers will enjoy a smoother ride from State Highway 152 to Hillcrest Drive, just in time before school starts.

 

On the southern edge of Mustang, the city is partnering with Canadian County in an inter-local agreement to repave SW 89th Street between Morgan and County Line Roads.

Battles said there is no set date for this project to begin, but noted door hangars notifying impacted residents will be utilized to inform them of the start date. The information also will be posted on the city’s website, he said.

Starting Aug, 8, workers will replace the concrete paving on Silver Drive starting at State Highway 152 south to Forster Drive.  Work hours for Silver Drive will be 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Crews will tear out one 480-foot section at a time, put in a new base and pour the new concrete. Previously, the road saw some asphalt repairs but Battles said the road will become all concrete once complete.

Some residents should expect to be temporarily blocked from their driveways for 48 hours at a time while the concrete cures, Battles said. Once again, door hangars will be used to notify impacted residents on Silver Drive. Residents also will be contacted individually about when they can expect their drive to be affected, he said.

The Silver project is anticipated to last approximately 120 days total. He explained that the road will never be fully closed during the 120-day period and alternative detour routes will be posted. The road should have full access, Battles noted, on the weekends.

Battles reminded drivers to honor “road closed” barricades and for children to not play on or around the construction equipment after work hours.

“We are asking residents to please be understanding when your neighbors park on the street in front of your house during the temporary closure of access to their driveway,” Battles said. “You may want to plan extra time in your day for these delays for the next few weeks.

For more information, call city hall at 376-4521.

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