Main Street traffic signal upgrade finalized

Final cost $76,625 for SH-66/Parkway project


By Conrad Dudderar
Associate Editor

A traffic signal upgrade project on Yukon’s east side has been finalized – at a cost slightly less than city officials had expected.

A City of Yukon contractor has completed work designed to improve traffic flow at the State Highway 66/Yukon Parkway intersection for motorists and pedestrians.

The project features a new video detection system, traffic signal controller assembly, traffic signal electrical wiring, and arm-mounted signs.

Midstate Traffic Control in June was awarded an $80,000 contract for the traffic signal upgrade after the company submitted the lowest of three bids for the work. Engineer’s estimate was $90,000.

The final cost came to $76,625.

The Yukon City Council, at its Sept. 5th meeting, approved an amendment to Midstate Traffic Control’s contract decreasing the total by $3,375.

“I always like it when it doesn’t cost more than we thought,” Yukon Mayor Shelli Selby said.

In an Aug. 28th memo to the city council, Midstate Vice President Len Scantling and Yukon city engineer Robbie Williams explained these items were not required for the project:

New concrete sidewalk, removal of existing sidewalk, trenched and bored plastic conduit, and a reset pull box. This reduced the total price tag by $3,375.

The Yukon City Council accepted the SH-66/Yukon Parkway intersection project, placing a maintenance bond into effect.

Similar GridSmart traffic signal detector equipment with flashing yellow arrows have been installed at other major intersections in Yukon.



Among other business at its Sept. 5th meeting, the Yukon City Council approved:

  • Extending the Yukon Municipal Authority’s contract with the Oklahoma Environmental Management Authority (OEMA) through June 30, 2028, for disposal of solid waste at OEMA’s landfill in Union City.
  • An ordinance amending the city code to update the ambulance services agreement with Pafford EMS of Oklahoma, increasing CareNet Program participation to $5.65 per month.
  • Purchasing a permanent easement covering 0.08 acres of land for $2,000 from CP, LLC.