City to advertise for bids on intersection work at Fourth and South

Ponca City Now - March 24, 2015 11:44 am

City Commissioners approved a request Monday night to advertise for bids for intersection work at Fourth Street and South Avenue.

Traffic Engineering Manager Mike Lane told commissioners the work would replace traffic signal poles at the intersection which are rusted and at the end of their useful life. The work will take out light poles and separate pedestrian poles, as well as overhead wiring. The intersection is the last one in Ponca City to use overhead wiring, which is susceptible to wind and ice damage.

Other improvements will be made at the intersection to conform with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The only ramps currently at the intersection are on the northwest corner, where curb work was done when a laundromat was built there.

Lane said the northeast corner will be reworked to correct and realign the curbline, install new sidewalks and ramps. He said that work would be done first by the Street Department because engineering that work in-house would save the city about $25,000.

Advertising for bids will be March 26, with bid openings on April 16.


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