- Streets Division begins restriping program throughout community
Streets Division begins restriping program throughout community
The City of Lawton Streets Division began a restriping program at major intersections in late Spring to provide safer routes for drivers and pedestrians in highly traveled areas.
"This allows users to more easily identify lane transitions and allows for better reflectivity at night or during precipitation," said Cliff Haggenmiller, Streets Superintendent for the City of Lawton.
The "thin blue line," a citizen-requested and City Council-approved blue line painted on Railroad Street in front of the new public safety center that honors and shows support for law enforcement officials, was a project also tied into the restriping program. To date, major intersections restriped include: 82nd and Lee Boulevard, 82nd and Quanah Parker Trailway, and various intersections along 67th Street. A total of 23 intersections will receive fresh coats of multi-polymer EPOXY paint as part of this initiative.
Haggenmiller says the upgrades come at a cost of $614,000 and are funded through the PROPEL CIP, passed by voters in 2020, as part of Street Maintenance/Preventative Maintenance. He urges citizens to use extreme caution while driving through any intersections where workers are present.
Learn more about the PROPEL CIP, or the various roles and responsibilities of Public Works divisions, at lawtonok.gov.