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Ardmore Streetscape making progress despite delays

An artist's rendering of the downtown Ardmore streetscape project. (City of Ardmore) An artist's rendering of the downtown Ardmore streetscape project. (City of Ardmore)

ARDMORE, Okla. -- A major effort to beautify Ardmore’s downtown district is making progress.

Assistant City Manager Kevin Boatright said with sidewalks, sewer, and irrigation work complete, they're moving in the right direction.

"Progress has been made and hopefully, by the middle of next week, we'll actually start on the next block west on East Main, so that will be the block between Mill Street and Washington,” Boatright said.

If you go down Caddo Street, you'll also see some new LED streetlights that the city just installed. In fact, Boatright said they're one of the first cities in the state to get them.

"There’s some technology in there that will basically, when those lights are out, notify OG&E that they're out and need to be serviced or the bulbs need to be replaced," he said.

All of this has been done despite losing close to 30 days to work in the last three months because of rain. To get back on schedule, Boatright said contractors are now working overtime.

"They were not working on Saturdays, pretty much in the week, but due to us losing so many days due to the rainy weather, the contractors are now working on Saturdays," he said.

Even though construction might cause a headache for drivers right now, Boatright believes it will all be worth it.

"I think all of those are going to be brand new aspects that are going to be very well received when they're finished,” he said.

Boatright is hopeful this portion of the project will be complete by the end of spring.

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