Two years ago, the voters of Oklahoma City approved a historic investment into the infrastructure of the metro. The Better Streets, Safer City bond was a $967-million package that included improvements to transit, libraries, parks, bridges and more police officers and fire fighters.
The biggest portion of the package went to improving the streets and sidewalks of OKC. In fact, around $491 million will be spent on our streets in total.
That represents the largest street repair initiative in our city’s history. You don’t have to drive around the metro long to see improvements are well underway. Improving OKC’s streets also provides an opportunity to make them safer for cyclists and pedestrians with better intersections and more amenities for safety.
When this year’s approved projects are complete, the city’s infrastructure network will advance by 90 miles of resurfaced arterial streets, 37 miles of resurfaced residential street, seven miles of street enhancements, 30 miles of sidewalks, 32 miles of bicycle infrastructure and 42 miles of new and enhanced trails.
Be sure to check out the City’s website to get a real-time look at street improvement projects.