I-35/SH-9 East/Lindsey St.
project in Norman
***All I-35 lanes and ramps at Lindsey St. and SH-9 East are OPEN***
Current and former officials gathered Friday, Oct. 27 to unveil public artwork featuring The Seed Sower during a dedication of the new Lindsey St. bridge over I-35 in Norman hosted by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.Pictured from left are former Secretary of Transportation Neal McCaleb, Norman Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer Scott Martin, University of Oklahoma President David Boren, Norman Mayor Lynne Miller, Gov. Mary Fallin, U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, Secretary of Transportation and ODOT Executive Director Mike Patterson and former Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley.
Learn more about a separate City of Norman project to improve Lindsey St. from 24th Ave. S.W. to Berry Rd. at www.lindseystreetnorman.com.
Norman residents and officials turned out Friday, July 21, to be the first to walk across the I-35 Lindsey St. bridge before it opened to traffic after a two-year construction project. This is the fourth Single Point Urban Interchange built in Oklahoma and it's now the widest bridge in the state.
Public invited to tour new Lindsey St. bridge over I-35 Norman up close Friday, July 21
- View daily traffic advisories for the Oklahoma City metro area including Norman or sign up to receive news and alerts from by email at www.odot.org.
- View the project photo album on Facebook
- Learn more about the City of Norman’s ongoing improvements to Lindsey St. from 24th Ave. S.W. to Berry Rd. at www.lindseystreetnorman.com.
The I-35 interchange at Lindsey St. was reconstructed as a Single Point Urban Interchange. The SPUI design allows large volumes of traffic and various turning movements to navigate the interchange efficiently.
The $71 million project reconstructed and widened I-35 to six lanes from south of Main St. to the South Canadian River in Norman.
A major project to widen I-35 and reconstruct the interchanges
at SH-9 East and Lindsey St. in Norman started in March 2015.
About the Project
- $71 million contract plus nearly $2 million in possible financial incentives for early completion
- Awarded to Sherwood Construction Co. of Tulsa
- Work started in March 2015 and is expected to take about two years to complete
- Reconstruction of the north half of the I-35/SH-9 East interchange with new ramps and connect Ed Noble Parkway from Lindsey St. to SH-9 East
- Reconstruction of the I-35/Lindsey St. interchange as a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) similar to the new Main St. interchange, which features longer on- and off-ramps at I-35, a wider bridge and single array of traffic signals on top of the bridge to allow large volumes of traffic to negotiate the area
- Widening of I-35 to six lanes from south of Main St. to the South Canadian River, completing the widening of I-35 between Oklahoma City and Norman
- The City of Norman is partnering with ODOT to construct a drainage structure and add artwork and landscaping to the new Lindsey St. bridge to reflect the Cherokee Gothic style of architecture at the University of Oklahoma
Impact to Traffic
- Two lanes of northbound and southbound I-35 will remain open to traffic in each direction during construction, as well as most on- and off-ramps; however, some nighttime lane and ramp closures will be necessary
- Drivers can expect congestion and delays, especially during morning and evening rush hour. Drivers should consider using US-77 and SH-77H (Sooner Rd.) as detour routes.
- Daily traffic advisories will be available online to inform drivers of major changes and short-term lane and ramp closures as the project progresses. Motorists may find these advisories for the Oklahoma City metro area at http://tinyurl.com/mfd7v3r