Let there be school zone lights

Utility work at Britton and Mustang for Redstone Intermediate School continues through Labor Day

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Brian Gregory of Choctaw and Reece Sanor of Mustang work for the Yukon district of Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. Tuesday as they set up utility poles and lines to power the school crossing zone lights near Redstone Intermediate School. School opens Thursday, Aug. 12. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Utility crews are still working to bring electricity along Britton Road and Mustang Road near Redstone Intermediate School in the Yukon Schools district to power up the school crossing zone warning lights.

The new school, that opened last year, will have four flashing lights along Britton Road for traffic, but it won’t be until September when the lights are able to come on.

Meanwhile, classes in the Yukon Public School’s district start Thursday, Aug. 12.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric crews are working to complete utility line work along W. Britton Road just east of Mustang Road for the school crossing zone near Redstone Intermediate School. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Redstone Intermediate, 11501 W. Britton Road, is in the City of Oklahoma City limits.

An Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman said crews are working to power up the safety lights.

Lighting is important for our schools, communities and safety. Our crews are working as quickly and safely as possible on the new feeder line to support growth in the area,” OG&E reports.

A feeder line is part of continuous effort to provide reliable electric service, OG&E reports.

Of the four flashing lights, crews plan to have power to two of the lights before school starts and to the remaining two lights by Sept. 3.”

Oklahoma City Public Works officials have requested the four flashing signals light poles for motorists to see as they approach the intersection of Britton and Mustang.

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Signal light poles for the school zone have been placed about 835 feet north and south of Britton Road on Mustang and about 1,200 feet west of Britton Road on Mustang Road and another one 720 feet east of Mustang on Britton.

Development in the area continues with new housing additions. Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. crews continue to work in the area.

Once the school zone signal lights come on, they will be activated Mondays through Fridays on school days from 6:45 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. for drop-off and from 2:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. for pickup.

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