Cleveland-Chestnut intersection to be open Tuesday

The intersection of Cleveland and Chestnut is scheduled to be open in all four directions Tuesday. (Billy Hefton / Enid News & Eagle)

ENID, Okla. — The intersection of Cleveland and Chestnut will be opened to traffic in all four directions beginning Tuesday.

According to city of Enid engineering officials, speed limit signs are still in place as the area continues to be a construction zone. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution in this area.

The multi-stage project will see Cleveland widened to two lanes both ways from Chestnut to one-half mile north, just south of the railroad crossing. At the intersection, the Cleveland portions of it will be improved to five lanes — with two north and southbound lanes and turn lanes.

There will be a three-lane intersection on Chestnut, which will include a left turning bay. While there are small turn lanes on Chestnut, there needs to be more capacity for vehicles, Christ Gdanski, city of Enid director of engineering said previously. The turn lanes on Cleveland will be enlarged as well.

Phase three, which began last August, involved paving the south side lanes on Chestnut. Other phases include paving the north side of Chestnut west of the intersection, paving the north side of Chestnut east of the intersection and paving Cleveland south of the intersection.

Oklahoma Department of Transportation is funding part of the project — with its share at $2 million — while the city is covering $1.9 million. ODOT is managing and executing the project, Gdanski said.