Sidewalk construction downtown begins next week

Ponca City Now - April 7, 2014 6:05 am

The city council has approved sidewalk construction downtown.

Construction is expected to start on or around next Monday.

Chris Henderson, Development Services Director said the construction area is both sides between third and sixth.

“The sequence of construction is we will only do about one block at a time, so the whole downtown area won’t be demolished," Henderson said. "We will just do one block at a time and weather permitting it will take about two weeks, maybe three if it’s raining. We’ll move down the street to the east and our last block will be between third and fourth on the north side”

All the construction you see going on now is preparing for this project.

Henderson said this project won’t take as long as the last.

All six blocks are expected to be done by mid-July

Henderson said they will have a delay because of the Veteran’s Memorial project.

They will postpone work between third and fourth.

“The one block, we won’t touch that until we know what their schedule is because they will have to go in there with some real heavy equipment and drill what they call piers, and they will have to drive over those sidewalks so we don’t want to take any chances of those new sidewalks being damaged,” Henderson said.

The goal is to replace all the sidewalks downtown.

Henderson said they will pick at parts the next few years until they are all done.

 

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