OKC City Council Approves Contract For New Bricktown Canal Lighting
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City city council has officially approved construction on the lights surrounding the Bricktown Canal.
The project is set to begin early this Spring.
The bollard lights' integrity came into question after a man was electrocuted in 2018 in a deadly accident.
According to the contract, Wynn Construction will be replacing the lights for $625,000. The contract said the new lights would be mounted on poles with grounded circuits, within ten feet of the canal.
News 9 has talked to city officials in the last few weeks about the project. They said Wynn Construction was decided on after their bid tied with another company. Ultimately their name was randomly drawn.
A few weeks ago News 9 was told leaders would be keeping businesses in the area in mind when they are planning the project.
"We'll meet with the contractor probably within two to three week,s give or take a little bit, depending on when it goes to council, and then we will come up with a plan," said Scott Copelin, the Natural Resource Manager with OKC Parks Department "And then we will try to do the least impact on the businesses."
According to their website, the construction company was a part of recent projects like the Oklahoma City Police Department and the new Seminole High School.
The city also lists the company as one of several that had a hand in the original construction of the canal.
The council says their goal is to have the project complete by summer of 2021.