New color schemes to be considered for NOS intersection
By John Dobberstein, Editor
The Broken Arrow City Council will review new color-scheme options for the New Orleans Square intersection project Monday.
The city’s engineering and construction department presented two options to the council on June 6 — one with warm orange tones and one with cooler blue tones.
Some council members were not satisfied with the options and asked city staff to come back in 2 weeks with alternatives.
City staff worked with Kimley Horn, a professional engineering consulting firm that has been heavily involved with revitalization efforts, to explore various color options along with associated construction costs and time impacts tied to those color options.
The additional options developed incorporate color variations for the intersection center medallion, the rectangular area surrounding the medallion, as well as for the crosswalks.
The additional options investigated center around incorporating the color scheme of the New Orleans Square theme into the center medallion.
Alternates include a bordering color scheme that ties to the crosswalks. These schemes help set off the center medallion and allow for better construction control of the work, the city said. A second set approach simply incorporates the color scheme without incorporating the border.
is still finalizing the costs for a couple of the options but however, provided a “not to exceed” amount for each alternative.
The City Council is being asked to select one of the options developed and, if one of the newer options selected, have staff complete a change order