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OKG Newsletter


Topic: construction

Art suspension

A law requiring state construction projects to include visual art could be suspended if new legislation passes.


News

Clifton Adcock
A bill that would temporarily suspend a law requiring state construction projects to include visual art passed the House March 9 by a vote of 61-26 and will now be considered by the Senate.
 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Life is an expressway

ODOT steps it up with near-completion of I-40 realignment and announces start of downtown boulevard construction.


News

Clifton Adcock
One of the engineers on the project said that within months the newly realigned Interstate 40 Crosstown Expressway is expected to begin taking traffic. Construction work for downtown’s new boulevard will begin, although it may look quite different from early renderings.
 
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mileage may vary

While MAPS 3 promised 70 miles of new sidewalks, project officials say only about 25 miles can be built for the $6.8 million budget.


News

Clifton Adcock
Despite a promise of 70 miles of new sidewalks as part of the MAPS 3 program, Oklahoma City is now looking at constructing possibly less than 40 percent of that amount for the entire project.
 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Walk on

Work is ready to get under way on the first phase of sidewalk construction under MAPS 3.


News

Tim Farley
Sidewalk construction may not be the sexiest MAPS 3 project, but it will serve a practical purpose for a number of Oklahoma City’s neighborhoods and main thoroughfares.
 
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tear it up

Project 180 improvements enter a new phase, and with that comes new road closures. But, construction will be more city friendly than it has been, officials promise.


News

Tim Farley
Downtown Oklahoma City streets are about to be ripped apart again, but fortunately for motorists and pedestrians, lessons were learned from the last round of road construction.
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LETTERS

Equality for all


Letters to the Editor

Jason Weger
After a federal judge ruled that Oklahoma’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin and Representative James Lankford quickly came out against the ruling.
 
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Capitol crumble


CFN

Gazette staff
What do the gray bat, the American burying beetle and the Oklahoma State Capitol building have in common? All are endangered.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Walk this way

Sidewalks are some of earliest MAPS 3 projects to be completed and add 65 miles of pedestrian-friendly travel to the cityscape.


News

Ben Felder
Sidewalks don’t grab the spotlight like convention centers and streetcars, but Mayor Mick Cornett called the planned addition of nearly 65 miles of new sidewalks across the city one of the most important parts of Metropolitan Area Projects, or MAPS 3.
 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Broadway choppers

Construction starts on a pair of new restaurant and bar concepts in Midtown.


Food and Drink Features

Devon Green
Jeff Dixon and Aaron Soward were eating lunch and throwing around the idea that they could combine their experience and strike out for themselves. They had many combined years of experience, and both came up in the Hal Smith Restaurant Group restaurants around the Oklahoma City metro area. Dixon was the manager who opened Upper Crust Wood Fired Pizza at Classen Curve, and Soward was the general manager at Redrock Canyon Grill, 9221 Lake Hefner Parkway. Both men were ready for a change and felt confident that they were ready to tackle their own restaurant concept.
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

To build or not to build?

Oklahoma City faces multiple decisions on a proposed hotel that’s tied to a new downtown convention center.


News

Ben Felder
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part two of a two-part story about the proposed MAPS 3 convention center and related hotel. Find part one at okgazette.com.
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
 
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