Construction slated to start in April on Third Street project

January 26, 2021 | Featured|Headlines

PONCA CITY —  Jesse Beck, assistant City Engineer, discussed the Third Street Project with city commissioners Monday.

Beck said that the project is in two locations and will  replace deteriorated concrete and address ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) concerns in the downtown area.  Beck showed a slide show of broken concrete in the areas and explained the improvements. He spoke of trip hazards in the areas.

The east side of the 100 block of Third Street, between Grand Avenue and Central Avenue, will be replaced and receive the stepped-curb treatment along most of its length, and making ADA-compliant crossings at the alley and two driveways. 

An ADA-compliant wheelchair ramp will be added to the business entrance on 3rd Street.  On N. 4th Street, 100 block west side, the sidewalk from the alley entrance to the Cleveland Avenue intersection will be replaced. 

A stepped curb would result in dangerously shallow steps along this section, so a traditional 6-inch barrier curb will be used. The new corner will be pushed into the intersection approximately 1.5 feet north and 2 feet east to accommodate ADA-compliant ramps across the intersection. 

Advertisement for bids will begin before the end of January with a bid opening scheduled for Feb. 18. Construction  is set for April 2021. Total estimated construction time for both pieces of sidewalk is 45 calendar days.  This project is funded through the City’s Street Sales Tax capital fund.

To watch the entire meeting video click here.