Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 16, 2008
East Gateway Pavement
4 Concrete Lanes Now In Place On Both Sides Of New Bridge
Final 2 Lane On East Side Formed Friday
More Business Driveways To Complete

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The 2 west bound lanes (from the new 4 lane Black Jack Creek Bridge to near the temporary Broadway cutoff) were formed Friday May 16, 2008.
Just a few of the sidewalks and business driveway connections on the west side of the bridge remain to be completed. At least one paved drive now connects each of Karen's, Brinkley's and the Sinclair to the new Main Street roadway which is still not yet open to through traffic.
The paving machinery had made it's way from the bridge to just past the bank (& Mazzio's) by mid-day Friday May 16th.
Through traffic is still diverted to Broadway via a temporary cutoff (since Nov. 14, 2007). Traffic there is still traveling on old Main Street pavement on the north with new (whiter) 2 lanes of pavement in the south foreground.
The new pavement today brings the new east Collinsville gateway closer to being open for 4 lanes of traffic. I don't have any recent official estimates for completion or partial openings of any lanes ... so won't speculate.
-- Ted -- May 16, 2008
The white drying powder was being sprayed onto the wet concrete (near Sonic) Friday

Much progress has been made since these May 9th photos with the driveway gaps now filled on the south 2 lanes that were in place that day on the east side of the bridge.