- Harmony Bridge
- 2016 Bond
- Surface Transportation Program
- Downtown Revitilization
- Haikey Creek Levee
- Cemetery Fence
About the Project
The history of Harmony Bridge dates back to 1939 when it was first constructed. The bridge was the passageway into Bixby for many years, carrying traffic on Memorial (US-64) until the 1990’s. The Bridge was constructed after the collapse of the older Arkansas River Bridge built in 1911. To some the Bridge will remain known as the ’Banana Bridge’ because of the yellow which although not the original color, has dawned its metal for a number of years. To some the Bridge signifies a monumental moment in their life, an engagement, senior photos, a kiss, ’locking in love’ with a love lock, amazing sunsets, training for marathons, or even watching the river rise during historical flooding. The Bridge is not only a literal connection from North to South, but also a gathering place to bring people together.
The City of Bixby is excited to give new life to the Bridge and honor it the way it deserves!
Phase 1 of Harmony Bridge, which consisted of painting the structure, was completed in May of 2020.
Harmony Bridge Phase II was awarded to Myers-Cherry Construction. The works consists of: deck repairs and coating, installation of lights, shade structures, and activity stations. Construction was started in October of 2020.
|Project||Status||Start of Construction|
|131st Widening to MIngo||Out for Bid||Spring of 2021|
|121st Widening to 85th||Construction Starts||January of 2021|
|111th Widening to 85th||Out for Bid||Fall of 2021|
Surface Transportation Program Projects
About the Project
The Mingo intersections 111th, 121st and 131st were all funded in the 2011 bond package which provided matching dollars (25%) for federal construction grant dollars (75%). The intersections are being constructed in the order that the right of way acquisition has been obtained, thus 111th and Mingo was the first project completed. The matching dollars will yield around $3 million in total of federal funds that do not have to burden Bixby taxpayers.
111 Street South and South Mingo Road
This part of the project was started in the winter of 2016 and is already completed.
121 Street South and South Mingo Road
This part of the project is pending due to Right of Way aspects.
131 Street South and South Mingo Road
This project started in June of 2019 and was completed in May of 2020.
Downtown Revitalization Program
Bixby’s Downtown Streetscape Project is the first project funded from the Bixby Vision sales tax extension to fund Downtown River Corridor Revitalization efforts. Bids were received on December 19th, 2018 for the project. The bid was awarded to the lowest and best bid. However, the company that was awarded notified the City they were unable to execute the project. At the February 25, 2019 City Council meeting Bixby City Council authorized that new bids be requested for the project. The project was awarded to Paragon on March 25th. The 365-day contract began on May 20th, with work started in June of 2019.
Completion of the Haikey Creek Flood Mitigation Project to raise the road to meet the elevation of the Haikey Creek levee.
New perimeter fencing and masonry columns at cemetery entrances was added to the Bixby Cemetery. The installation of the columns will warrant short term closures of entrances for one week estimated time spans. The Project was completed in May of 2020.