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Moore residents to vote on easing congestion on busy street

MOORE, Okla. – A bond issue about easing congestion on a busy street in Moore is set to be decided by voters soon.

The idea is to help relieve some of the traffic along 19th street, an area city leaders expect to become even more congested with the future opening of a Sam’s Club.

The congestion on 19th Street is an issue Moore residents are very accustomed to.

With so much growth and development in this area the traffic is only getting worse.

The city is now asking voters to decide on a $15-Million bond issue which would fund a new bridge over I-35 one mile south of 19th Street at SW 34th Street.

City Manager Steve Eddy says this would go a long way toward eliminating the congestion at 19th Street and helping traffic flow in that whole general area.

The city manager says the 15 year bond would cost the average homeowner $68 a year at first. He said the cost would decrease each year.

The only opposition to the bond so far is that the bridge would not include access to or from I-35.

The city manager says that is because of ODOT regulations.

One city council member believes without access to I-35, the project will not truly benefit the area.

Voters will vote on the issue in November.