Residents fight for Lindsey St interchange

From The Norman Transcript:

About 300 people packed Norman’s Holiday Inn seminar room Thursday evening, with the majority showing their displeasure about the possibility of closing Lindsey Street ramps to Interstate 35 by brandishing fluorescent green signs with “Don’t Close Lindsey,” in capital letters.


“The elimination of access to I-35 at Lindsey Street is not an acceptable alternative to the City of Norman,” said Mayor Cindy Rosenthal. “The alternative concept to eliminate this interchange would have a catastrophic impact on the vital commercial and retail corridors along Lindsey Street and Ed Noble Parkway and crippling consequences to the city and municipal government’s economic well-being.”


Former Ward 2 councilmember Richard Stawicki said eliminating Lindsey Street ramps was nearly as irresponsible as eliminating the Union Station railyard when the Crosstown Expressway is replaced.

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